Creation of new low-cost airlines is being discussed in Russia

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It is planned to create new low-cost airlines in Russia. They can be based at the airports of Zhukovsky, Chelyabinsk and Kaliningrad. The order to work out this issue was given by Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev, and the head of the Federal Air Transport Agency Alexander Neradko asked the airline to prepare proposals and developments. This follows from the documents of the regulator, which Izvestia got acquainted with. The information was confirmed by sources in the largest airlines.

Rosaviatsia asked air carriers to prepare their proposals and developments. The companies were supposed to submit them to the aviation regulator last week, a source at one of the large companies told Izvestia. On January 20, carriers will make presentations at a meeting in the Federal Air Transport Agency, dedicated to the organization and development of low-tariff transportation to ensure population mobility between regions of Russia.

S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, Utair, Red Wings, Azimut and Yamal have been invited to take part in the event, said one of Izvestia’s interlocutors. According to him, the airlines of the Aeroflot group were not invited, because it includes the low-cost carrier Pobeda. Representatives of the invited carriers, except for Azimut, confirmed their participation in the event to Izvestia.

At the meeting, it is planned to discuss the feasibility of creating new airlines specializing in low-cost transportation, or forming an appropriate segment on the basis of existing ones. It is also planned to discuss the necessary measures to create a favored regime for operating low-cost airlines, it follows from the agenda of the event (available to Izvestia).

According to the document, the meeting should be chaired by Alexander Neradko. Representatives of Sberbank were invited to the meeting.

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