In Russia, it may become possible to sell subsidized air tickets through the portal of state services by the end of this year. This was stated on Thursday, April 22, by the deputy director of the department of state policy in the field of civil aviation of the Ministry of Transport Ilya Belavintsev.
“Work is underway to implement the sale of these subsidized tickets to the State Service resource. My colleagues and I are working on this topic so that we have this opportunity by the end of the year, ”he said at a meeting in the Federation Council.
According to Belavintsev, this work is being carried out by the ministry together with the Pension Fund.
In early February, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the Russian government would work to expand the program of reduced air travel from remote regions of Russia.
At the same time, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree expanding the program of preferential air travel to all residents of the Far East. The list of flights includes 21 routes.
Earlier, on January 13, the Russian government allocated an additional 5 billion rubles for subsidized air travel to the Far East. Residents of the Far Eastern Federal District were able to buy discounted tickets in February, when the second tranche went to the airlines, and the sale of air tickets at subsidized fares resumed.
Flights within the Far Eastern Federal District, from the Okrug, as well as to Crimea and Kaliningrad are subsidized under government decree No. 215 of 2018. In 2020, the state allocated 5.8 billion rubles for this purpose. Russians under 23 years old and over 60 years old (women over 55 years old), people with disabilities and their accompanying persons, as well as large families can take advantage of preferential transportation.