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The government will discuss options for creating an airline for the Far Eastern Federal District

The government will discuss options for creating an airline for the Far Eastern Federal District
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The Russian government next week plans to discuss options for creating an airline for the Far East. Now the Ministry of Transport of Russia and the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East are working on the project.

“The Ministry of Transport has proposals on how to do this, they are all different. The question here is not just about creating an airline, but also about developing its route network, which needs to be restored almost from scratch, ”he said in an interview. "Izvestia" Head of the Ministry of Eastern Development Alexander Kozlov.

According to him, the discussion of options will be held at the site of Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev. As soon as a decision is made, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin will agree on it. After that, execution of instructions will begin.

Kozlov confirmed that the creation of the airline will take a considerable amount of money. According to him, in order for the decision to create an airline to be accessible and convenient for people, it’s necessary to accurately calculate everything.

In January 2020, Vladimir Putin instructed the government create an airline with domestic aircraft for the Far East. According to preliminary estimates, its creation will require from 10 billion to 30 billion rubles.

According to some reports, Aeroflot proposes to create a company on the basis of its subsidiary - airline "Aurora". The authorities of Yakutia sent a proposal to the Ministry of Transport of Russia view airline Yakutia as such a carrier.