Russian airlines in the aviation subsidy programs of the central part of Russia to the Far East and back have sold more than 415 thousands of discounted tickets, Federal Air Transport Agency said on Thursday.
The right to preferential transport available to citizens of the Russian Federation under the age of 23 years and women over the age of 55 and men over the age of 60, the first group of disabled people of any age with an accompanying person and the person accompanying a disabled child.
"From 1 April to 14 August 2013 ten airlines involved in the implementation of subsidized flights, carried more than 268,000 passengers, realizing until October 31 of this year, more than 415,000 discounted tickets. Thus, to date, the percentage of implementation of budget funds allocated for the implementation of the program was 81%, "- said in a statement.
Total for the execution of the Far preferential transport in 2013 in the federal budget is reserved 3.5 billion. Flights are carried out on 42 trails, 9 of which were opened this year.
Subsidized transportation in the Far East region in 2013, perform "Aeroflot", "Transaero", "Siberia", "Yakutia", "Alrosa", "Nordavia — regional airlines", "Taimyr", "UTair", "VIM-Avia" , "Ural Airlines".
Eleven airlines in 2012 moved to 33 destinations 456.4 thousand passengers for a total of 3 billion rubles, which is 23% higher compared to the number of passengers carried in 2011. According to forecasts of Federal Air Transport Agency, this year airlines will be able to carry at a special rate of more than 520 million passengers.