UIA warns of rise in price of tickets and the loss of jobs because of the ban of flights in the Russian Federation

KIEV, September 29. Prices for flights for Ukraine after the Russian Federation introduces retaliatory sanctions may increase significantly, will impact the situation and the budget of the country will no longer receive funds. This was stated press Secretary of the largest Ukrainian airline “Ukraine International airlines” (UIA) Eugene Stacka.

“Yes, tickets will inevitably become more expensive, because immediately pick up the whole traffic flow is impossible. Not enough resources in the market of flights from other countries. I.e. we considered alternative flights through Minsk, for example, or via Riga. However, between these countries and Russia has intergovernmental agreements that regulate the number of frequencies, designated carriers and the number of passengers,” she said, speaking on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

According to Statskog, the result could be “loss of jobs by the airline staff and, of course, the loss of revenue to the state budget of Ukraine”.

“I wish that our voice was listened to, but as the situation is at crisis level, it is hardly possible to reverse the steps. And since there are no sanctions in respect of surface transport, so the aviation industry was in the role of hostage situation, and the role of the injured party are the passengers,” she said.

Earlier today, the Federal air transport Agency reported that advised Ukrainian companies on the introduction from October 25, of the ban on flights in Russia. The largest airline of Ukraine “Ukraine International airlines” and the airline “Motor Sich” have confirmed that received the notice. The document also entered the airline YanAir.

These measures of the Russian Federation was followed by the introduction of Ukraine sanctions against Russian airlines, including the largest carrier of the country of “Aeroflot”.