Fuel fee goes up ?70 after Koltsovo airport increases fuel prices, Zima-Leto says

‘After Koltsovo airport of Yekaterinburg increased its jet fuel prices once again, the fuel fee (a common part of most travel packages) rose by about ?70 on average. The airport has introduced considerable price increases three times this year, with prices going up 15% each time,’ says Zima-Leto travel agency’s acting director Maria Shulika.

The Federal Antimonopoly Service reports jet fuel prices remained the same throughout January 2006 to November 2007, whereas between November 2007 and June 2008, prices soared by 70%. Twenty Russian airports sell jet fuel at prices higher than this country and the foreign airports’ average. This has already resulted in either antimonopoly suits or investigations.

‘In comparison with last year, the cost of a trip to Turkey grew 25% more expensive; the cost of trips to Croatia and Spain went up by 10% to 15%,’ Maria Shulika says.

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