RZD record growth of sales of tickets in the message with Ukraine on the background of the termination of flights

MOSCOW, October 23. JSC Russian Railways registered a growth in sales of tickets in the message with Ukraine on the background of the announced cessation of flights between the countries from October 25, said the representative of RZD.

“The rise in sales of tickets in the message with Ukraine: for example, selling tickets on the route Moscow-Kiev departure in November increased 1.5 times in comparison with November 2014,” he said, commenting on the dynamics of sales in connection with the current situation in the airline industry.

In the Railways added that to increase the number of trains in communication with Ukraine is not planned.

Direct trains from Ukraine to the Russian formation does not currently run. On the territory of Ukraine passes one transit trains of JSC “Federal passenger company” (FPC, “daughter” RZD) No. message 65/66 Moscow – Chisinau. The train runs through one part of the day with a stop in Kyiv and other stopping points on the territory of Ukraine.

In General, currently in the message Russia – Ukraine daily run 10-11 trains. Including 6-7 trains of Ukrainian Railways (Moscow – Nikolaev, Moscow – Kharkov, Moscow – Dnepropetrovsk, Moscow – Kiev, Moscow – Odessa, Moscow – Lviv), 3 trains of the railway of Moldova (two trains the message Moscow – Chisinau and one train Saint Petersburg – Chisinau). During the formation of trains of carriers include in their composition from 9 to 18 cars.

According to the Railways, the level of occupancy of trains varies from 20% to 80%.”This indicates the ability of carriers to carry more passengers using existing structures and, if necessary, to increase the composition of these trains through additional carriages,” said a company representative.

Earlier, the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine reported that the country from 25 October stops flights from the UK, a ban on all fall flights of the Russian airline. The Federal air transport Agency in response has advised Ukrainian companies on the introduction from October 25, of the ban on flights in Russia.

Ukrainian airlines appealed last week to the Federal air transport Agency for permission for the flights during the winter navigation season 2015-2016 In particular, the airline “Atlasjet Ukraine” asks permission to perform flights on three routes: Kiev – Moscow, Odessa – Moscow and Kiev – St. Petersburg, “UTair-Ukraine” – Kiev – Moscow and Lviv – Moscow.