The total losses of airlines of Russia and Ukraine from the ban on flights is estimated at 7-8 billion a year, said the head of Ministry of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov.
"As for business, as the total market, there were approximately 100 thousand People per month, it means about a million a year, while average ticket price on flights to Kiev from the capital of Russia amounted to 7-8 thousand We can talk about the overall losses of Russian and Ukrainian carriers within 7-8 billion rubles a year ", — said the falcons on the air of TV channel " Russia 24 ", RIA " Novosti ".
On 30 September Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered to discuss the Russian retaliatory measures against the airlines of Ukraine. He thinks the response of Russia, which also banned Ukrainian companies the use of its airspace. On the first day of the week the Ukrainian authorities have notified airlines of the Russian Federation of entered against them sanctions – had previously stated That Kiev is not fully or completely closed its airspace to flights and cargo transportation for 25 Russian airlines. The Kremlin has called the decision of Kiev close connections with Russia " act of madness ". For its part, the Federal air transport Agency has written to airlines of Ukraine of the notice on the prohibition of flights to the Russian Federation from October 25. The transport Ministry of Russia proposed the initiative to the Russians, wishing to get to Ukraine by air, fly to Kiev through Belarus, Moldova or Turkey. The former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov called the suicidal decision of the Ukrainian authorities to penalize airlines of Russia, He thinks That this is another step to the breakdown of relations between the two countries.