MOSCOW, November 12. Financial losses of Russian airlines suspended flights to Egypt this year, by their own estimates, will amount to 9.1 billion rubles this was announced by Vladimir Tasun, President of the Association of air transport operators (air transport operators Association) whose members are around 20 leading Russian airlines, providing more than 80% of the volume of traffic in the country.
“The scale of the disaster only within the Association of airlines – 9.1 billion rubles. for Example, financial losses “Ural airlines” due to the suspension of flights to Egypt by the end of the year will amount to 700 million rubles “Orenburg airlines” (“daughter” of “Aeroflot”) will not receive 800 million rubles, “the North wind” (Nord Wind) – 4 billion rubles, the airline “Icarus” – 812 million rubles, Yamal – 324 million rbl., Red Wings – 480 million rubles, “Taimyr” is 232 million rubles. of Course, most will lose those who operates Charter flights. Lost profit of “Aeroflot” due to the suspension of the regular programme of flights to Cairo will be approximately 60 million roubles”, – he noted.
According to Tsuna, the Association has written a letter with detailed data on losses of airlines in the name of Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. “The letter was prepared, waiting for the approval of our airline, will sign today and send it to the government,” he said.
The suspension of air links with Egypt
The Russian President Vladimir Putin on 6 November announced that it agreed with the recommendations of the National anti-terrorism Committee to suspend air traffic with Egypt. As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, this measure is entered not until the end of investigation of accident of the plane “Kogalymavia”, until then, until will not be provided the proper level of security. Putin instructed to provide assistance to Russian citizens in return from Egypt.
All Russian commercial airlines and operators of General aviation has suspended the performance of all regular transit and Charter flights to Egypt with passengers on Board from 20:00 GMT on 6 November.