Passengers Complain of Soaring Price of Air Travel

UrBC, Moscow, May 31, 2018. The All-Russian Passengers’ Union placed a complaint with the Federal Antimonopoly Service regarding soaring prices of flights operated during the World Football Championship days, RIA Novosti refers to the union’s Vice Chair Ilya Zotov as writing to Head of the Service Igor Artemyev.

The union looked into prices of plane tickets to the game-hosting cities on the day before the game is scheduled to take place and on the day following the game one. They also looked into the price of air travel in July, August, September, and October in order to determine the average price of a plane ticket from one of the game-hosting cities to another.

‘On average, the price of a plane ticket from Moscow to a hosting city and back more than doubled for the World Cup days: tickets from Moscow to Saransk, for example, can be had for RUR 37,812, which is 6.5 times the regular price. A trip to Volgograd, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, and Rostov-on-Don will cost you, respectively, RUR 30,413 (x6), RUR 27,212 (x4.5), and RUR 21,142 (x4),’ the letter states.


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