Russian Airlines have the possibility of losing 16-18 billion per year due to stop flying to Egypt and Ukraine, told reporters the head of the Ministry of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov.
"Airlines comply with their obligations to which their exportation from the territory of Arab Republic (Egypt - ed.), the tickets are already paid for, but no flow. Accordingly, As the flight is half empty, it generates additional losses in the Airline. We observed that the exclusion of Egypt from international routes of air travel a year can bring to 8-9 billion rubles of losses to our Russian airlines ", - said Sokolov on the first day of the week.
"presumably the same, a little less, They will lose on stop air links with Ukraine ", - He added. So, summed up the head of the Ministry, the aviation industry will receive less income, which she hoped, determining the scope of its services, by ordering aircraft, taking loans from banks.
"of course, in cooperation with airlines and market participants are working on measures that will further support the industry in this situation. They have been formulated and sent to the Government of the Russian Federation. We will try to do the maximum quickly. We, of course, can not allow our aviation "lay down on the wing," said Sokolov.
according to his statement in General at the present time the situation in aviation is difficult. The purchasing power of residents is reduced objectively." We're seeing an example of the current year allows for the possibility of bankruptcy and major airlines. We will closely monitor the financial condition of our airline, They are expensive industry, " said Sokolov.
He added that 35 airlines provide more than 90% of all passenger traffic." The measures that We will propose, must be systemic, not only individual organizations have received benefits, but the industry as a whole (have - ed) to reach the break-even level, " said Sokolov.