The number of passengers of regional flights in Primorye has increased six times

VLADIVOSTOK, March 10. /Corr. Marina Shatilova/. The number of passengers of regional flights to Primorsky Krai in January-February of current year has grown six times in comparison with January-February 2015 – from 719 to more than 4.5 thousand people, told the correspondent of TASS in the Department of transport and road economy of administration of the province.

“The growth rate is associated not only with the new flights, for example, in the same Dalnegorsk, Dalnerechensk from Vladivostok to Khabarovsk from Kavalerovo, but with the popularization among the public for air transport on the edge”, – said the representative of the Department.

Currently the ticket price for regional flights is comparable to the cost of the bus trip. So, on the flight Vladivostok – Dalnerechensk ticket costs 1100 rubles, and the bus – from 700 to 1100 rubles. While ground transport on the road is spent eight times more time than on the flight.

The program of revival of local air transport is being implemented since 2013. Now the company is “Aurora” 11 performs internal flights from Vladivostok to Kavalerovo, Plastun, Terney, from the settlement at ASU, Light, Edinko and other settlements, as well as one regional flights from Kavalerovo to Khabarovsk. In the near future it is planned to open flights in three settlements of Primorye.