Ukraine on the last working day of the week fleshed out the punishment relative to the Russian airline, announced the ban on flying in its own sky, for example, for aircraft "Aeroflot" and "Transaero" since October, 25th.
If Kiev will close the airspace for Russian organizations, you will hurt yourself: Ukraine will lose the income for maintenance of the airlines, airports and transit passengers, air traffic control - span money, according to respondents Last news professionals. At the same time relevant officials in Russia and Authorized airlines, until not received an Official explanation and notification of bans.
Ukrainian Authorities on 16 September imposed a punishment of 25 Russian airlines, 2 of which no longer happens. Included in the sanction list of the largest Russian carriers, including "Aeroflot" (with all subsidiary airlines), rehabilitated "Transaero" and " Siberia ". All of them are not fully or completely banned the transit of resources, flights and travel through the territory of Ukraine.
The Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation on the following day asked for clarification." Official explanation from either the aviation authorities or the Ministry of transport or from the administration of President and government of Ukraine had not received ", - told reporters the head of the Ministry of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov.
The press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the last working day of the week on September 25, citing state Premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced the decision to impose a ban on flights of Russian airlines, and among them organizations "Aeroflot" and " Transaero ". Any Official notification about a possible ban on flights in Ukraine and the Russian aviation Authorities still have not received, said Commissioner of the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation on the last working day of the week.
in addition, from the message Yatsenyuk on the last working day of the week did not become clearer, what is the full list of banned airlines, and the one in which the form for them will be taboo.
authorized Aeroflot said that under international aviation rules to impose a ban on flights into the country have the opportunity only aviation Authority of that country. According to his statement, once and If "Aeroflot" will receive official notification from the aviation authorities of Ukraine to cancel flights, the Company will notify it about its passengers and will explain the rules of refund for previously purchased tickets.
News about the intention of the government Yatsenyuk to impose a ban on flights of airlines "Aeroflot" and "Transaero" to the site of Ukraine, According to Sokolov, the Ministry learned from the media. The authorities of the Russian Federation, said the head of the Ministry on the last working day of the week, will have to take similar measures, If Kiev will close the airspace for Russian organizations.
"If these desires are fulfilled in real documents of the aviation authorities of Ukraine, which will close the airspace for Russian organizations, the Russian Authorities will have to take mirror measures," he explained to the reporters of Ukraine's decision to ban the flights of Russian organizations.
According to Sokolov, this in fact will stop the air messages between the countries, and will suffer from this, in the 1st turn, the citizens of Ukraine." But I will emphasize that in the current situation to this step, the Russian side forced the actions of the Ukrainian authorities ", - said the head of the Ministry.
In the summer of 2015, despite the cooling of relations between the countries, the volume of passenger air traffic in Ukraine increased by 22% compared with the same period last year. The key destinations of flights from Russia are Kiev, Odessa and Lviv, says the General Director of Biletix Alexander Sizintsev.
"Air travel is a global industry, and therefore any limits on it have a serious effect regardless of the economic impact that may be small. Passenger traffic on Ukraine could be reduced through redeployment to other countries, "- emphasizes the chief editor of "air Transport review" Alexey Sinitsky.
"If you take flights to the site of Ukraine, it is about 70 flights per week, or 70 thousand passengers. Most of the Ukrainian citizens working in Russia. These people will have to move to Ukraine by ground transport ", - stressed chief editor of the portal Avia. EN Roman Gusarov.
according to him, Ukraine will lose the income for the maintenance of Russian airlines and airports will lose transit passengers to save on the tickets used by the airlines of Ukraine.
If will be banned the flights of the Russian airline over the Ukraine, it would suffer flights to Bulgaria, Romania, Montenegro, Gusarov emphasized." All other destinations, such as Turkey, Egypt, Croatia abletts airlines of the Russian Federation. If Bulgaria does not count the tourists from Russia due to the cost of tickets, it will be on the conscience of Ukraine ", - said the interlocutor of the Last news .