Russian Airlines have the possibility of losing 16-18 billion per year due to stop flying to Egypt and Ukraine, said the head of Ministry of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov.
"Airlines comply with their obligations to which their exportation from the territory of Arab Republic (Egypt), 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 ", – quoted him as saying RIA " Novosti ".
"presumably the same, a little less, They will lose on stop air links with Ukraine ", - has added He. 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 " collapsed wing ", - has declared 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 ", - has declared 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 (should) reach the break-even level ", - has declared Sokolov. Remember, a decree banning flights to Egypt from Russia was signed by the head of the country on 8 November after 31 October in the Sinai Peninsula crashed aircraft A321 for the Russian Airline Metrojet ( "Kogalymavia" ). There were 217 passengers and 7 crew members. All of them lost his life. The cause of the crash until not clear. The Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with the recommendations of the Director of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov to stop for a while flights with Egypt to understand the causes of the disaster A321. Also recall that on 12 October the Ministry of transport of Russia has received the notification of the State aviation administration of Ukraine about a complete stop of the air messages between Ukraine and Russia. On 25 October the ban came into force.