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Preferred air tickets this year will be able to take advantage of 50 ths.
The Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Alexander Kozlov, said during a meeting in Chita that this year 50 thousands of Transbaikal people will be able to get preferential air tickets along the main routes. The government also sent 177 million rubles for regional passenger transportation, which increased the number of subsidized tickets almost doubled to 18 thousands.
“The distances between settlements are very large - in 500-600 kilometers. For Transbaikalia, before 2025, 265 million rubles will be needed, ”the official said, asking Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to instruct to start developing proposals for subsidizing traffic within the region for the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Transport and regional authorities. He also added that a decision was already being worked out on the introduction of a “flat” fare system on flights of a major airline, under which the price of a ticket for an economy class service does not change depending on the date of purchase.
Total funding subsidies for air travel in the Far Eastern Federal District increased three times in 2019 year and amounted to 8,2 billion rubles. According to Alexander Kozlov, for the FEFD, this measure of state support is extremely important for the development of the region.