FAS: the question of “Aeroflot” Transaero routes remains open

MOSCOW, October 16. The question of “Aeroflot” Transaero routes remains open. This was said in the framework of the specialized conference on antitrust regulation Deputy head of FAS Anatoly Golomolzin.

“The situation will change in the domestic airline market and on the international transportation market. If to speak about the internal market – that those routes, which together present “Aeroflot” and “Transaero” – it is about 40-45 routes on the public network, which is about 800 routes. This is about 7%, but if we talk about the volume of traffic – is two-thirds of the total volume,” he said.

According to him, from about 120 international routes “Aeroflot” and “Transaero” together there are about 40 routes, however, perform two-thirds of all traffic.

Golomolzin said that “in this sense, questions regarding the effects on competition can occur”.

As previously reported, “Aeroflot” has addressed in Rosaviation with the request to secure for them rights on international routes “Transaero”. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the airport “Vnukovo” and the minority shareholder of “Transaero” – Vitaly Vantsev assumed that the international aspects of “Transaero” and part of his fleet, probably get another “daughter” of “Aeroflot” airline “Russia”.

The General Director of “Aeroflot” Vitaly Savelyev in an interview to “Kommersant” has not excluded the rights to international routes “Transaero”.

The transfer of “Aeroflot” individual assignments routes Transaero will be the only logical decision to continue flying in these areas, said Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aeroflot Kirill Androsov.

Meanwhile, applications for traffic rights the airline’s inter-Ministerial Commission of the Ministry of transport gave competitors “Aeroflot” – S7 airlines, Ural airlines, UTair. The Red Wings airline is considering filing.

The decision on bankruptcy of airline “Transaero”, the accumulated 250 billion rubles of debt and are now under the operational management of “Aeroflot” was adopted at the governmental meeting with the participation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on October 1. The carrier has closed the sale of tickets. The results last week check “Transaero” the Commission of Federal air transport Agency has proposed to suspend the air operator certificate. However, the draft act, the Commission is still not approved by the leadership of the Federal air transport Agency.