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Russian airlines can take away benefits for the airport services for international flights. This “Izvestia” said the Deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) Alexander Redko.
The Association of European businesses (AEB) sent a letter to the FAS, the Ministry of transport and the largest Russian airports with a proposal to equalize the cost of airport facilities to Russian and foreign airlines. FAS spoke in support of the initiative on international routes.
According to the Domodedovo airport, now foreign carriers to pay three times more for maintenance at Russian airports than domestic ones. This is due to the fact that the Federal tariff service, which in 2015 runs the FAS set for them different prices for the same service to support Russian airline.
Redko noted that raising the rates for Russian carriers should occur gradually to avoid sudden increase in load. Thus representatives of airlines and airports believe that the new rules will increase ticket prices and lower passenger traffic abroad.
Airlines pay the airports for takeoff and landing, Parking and refueling aircraft, navigation in the air, interior cleaning, passenger services and many other services.
In December it became known that at the beginning of 2019 the cost of tickets will increase by at least 5-7 percent. The reason for the rising prices was the instability of the ruble and the increase of tariffs for aviation fuel.
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