MOSCOW, July 25. /Basereporter.com/. The airline “Ural airlines”, “Yamal” and “UTair”, the headquarters of which is located on the territory of the Ural Federal district, are planning to raise the cost of tickets due to the increase in prices on aviation fuel. Therefore, the carriers plan to protect yourself from possible bankruptcy, said on Wednesday Basereporter.com top executives of the three airlines.
The newspaper “Kommersant” on Wednesday, citing its sources reported that the airline “Aeroflot” from July 26 to increase the fuel surcharge for tickets on domestic flights of all airlines in the group, except for the low-cost airline “Victory” (since the carrier is not under commercial control of Aeroflot). The increase will be 200 rubles per flight segment for economy class and “comfort” and 400 rubles for business class. At the same time, as reported Basereporter.com a source close to the company “Aeroflot”, the refusal to increase fuel surcharge are possible in case of refund of price of kerosene to the level of December 2017.
“The prices for aviation fuel since the beginning of the year increased by 30%, and airport services also increased by 30%. On this basis, actions are self-defense, not to become bankrupt,” – said General Director of airline “Ural airlines” Sergey Skuratov, adding that we are talking about a possible increase in the cost of tickets on average 300-400 rubles. According to Skuratov, the increase in prices of tickets “Ural airlines” take into account the purchasing power of Russians.
“According to our calculations, each half of the year fuel prices increased by approximately 20%, and this is a continuous process. Even Aeroflot increases the cost, despite the fact that there are large planes flying long distances, the increased cost of fuel can be “spread” on each seat, and it will be negligible. Regional transportation, where aircraft fly at 50 and 100 seats, … [the increase in fuel prices] significantly increases the cost of the tickets,” said Basereporter.com the commercial Director of airline “Yamal” Andrey Dubov. On what amount can rise in price tickets, Oaks did not specify, adding that “Yamal” monitoring the situation on the aviation market.
The airline “UTair” I believe that the pricing policy at regional carriers should be United. “For the convenience of passengers, all airlines are required to maintain the same level of fuel surcharge. If other airlines it will increase, “UTair” will be forced to do it,” he said Basereporter.com the President of “UTair – passenger airlines” Pavel Permyakov.
In early June, the Association of air transport operators (air transport operators Association, it includes all of the major airlines, except Aeroflot) has warned about a possible price increase in tickets due to the cost of jet fuel.