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The average price of economy class ticket increased by almost a quarter since the beginning of 2019. About this report “Izvestia” with reference to Rosstat.
According to authorities, a similar situation was observed in 2008 during the crisis — then the rising price of flights amounted to 24.1%. After that within ten years, the price hike ranged from two to 19 percent over the same period. It is noted that in August the cost of tickets is the maximum then it starts to fall every month until December.
Chief expert of the Institute of transport Economics VSHE Fyodor Borisov explained that the rising prices for flights for economy caused by an increase in costs of airlines, as well as a sharp jump in the price of fuel in 2018.
The transport Ministry says that the increase in the cost of tickets should not exceed inflation and will take measures to curb rising prices. In the Ministry of Finance stressed that the Agency has not yet filed a proposal for additional subsidies to airlines. The Federal Antimonopoly service is also monitoring the situation with fuel prices, after complaints from airlines.
On 2 September, the Deputy Executive Director of the aato Boris Shokurov stated that the cost of tickets to 2019 will increase compared to the previous year by about ten percent. According to him, this is due to the operating losses of domestic airlines.
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