Ukraine lost about ten million euros after the ban of Russian aircraft to carry out flights over its territory, said the Director of Ukrainian state enterprise of service of air traffic "UkSATSE" says Dmytro babeichuk.
Ukrainian authorities on 16 September, has imposed punishment on 25 of the Russian airlines, which, for example, flew in a Russian Crimea. The Cabinet also banned the transit of Russian airlines. In response, Russia took the mirror measures concerning Ukrainian airlines. From October 25, direct flights between the countries has been stopped for a while.
"according to the estimations of our analysts, the loss of the "UkSATSE" from already imposed sanctions account for around ten million euros, approximately 11% of total revenues ", - quotes the words of Babeichuk magazine.
Babeichuk explained that Since the beginning, and until the introduction of penalties relative to airlines of the Russian Federation, 20, 3% of the total number of performed flights in the airspace of Ukraine accounted for the aircraft of Russian airlines, while at the same time the share of Ukrainian airlines was 14, 3%. Currently, the share of Ukrainian enterprises has grown to 21, 5%.
According to Babeichuk, significant losses "UkSATSE" and suffered after the closure of the airspace of the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. According to Director of "UkSATSE" 2014 and 2015 " for the most complex enterprise in its history ".
"The rate of decline of funds coming from the sale of air navigation services (this is the main source of funds coming enterprises) in the 2nd part of 2014 reached 79% by the fact 2013. In 2015, the negative trend of funds coming continues. So, in 2014, the company sustained a loss of 126, 5 million euros, of which 65, ? 2 million due to the closure of airspace over Crimea and 61, EUR 3 million in connection With the complete closure of airspace in the East of Ukraine ", - said Babeichuk.