Ural Airlines Outstrips Target Figures for Welfare Benefit Passenger Traffic

23 November 2012 (09:41)

November 23, 2012. Ural Airlines has already met and exceeded the target figures for offering its air carrier services to passengers who get discounts within the framework of the government-run program on making air travel affordable for people flying from the Far East to the European part of Russia and back, the airline’s press service reports.

According to Rosaviation, Ural Airlines flew about 12,000 such passengers in April-November 2012 and used 75m RUR from the federal budget in order to do this; this figure is two times bigger than a year earlier. The airline is now the country’s No.1 in terms of the increase in the discount passengers’ share (31%).

Now under the government program, passengers under 25 as well as women over 55 and men over 60 could fly from the Far Eastern locations to the European part of Russia and benefit from the special low prices. The government compensated the air carriers for this loss. The program applied to Ural Airlines flights from Chita to Moscow, from Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg, from Khabarovsk to Saint Petersburg, from Yakutsk to Saint Petersburg, from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Saint Petersburg, and from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Vladivostok.

The airline plans to carry on taking part in such programs.

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