Friday, September 25, 2015

Russia threatens retaliatory actions on the prohibition of flights of “Aeroflot” and “Transaero” – Business Portal BUSINESS

In the case of the intentions of Kiev to ban flights of Russian airlines Moscow will mirror response, said Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.

“Because of the mass media today, we became aware of Ukrainian government’s intention to ban the flights of airlines “Aeroflot” and “Transaero” in Ukraine. If these intentions are realized in real documents aviation authorities of Ukraine, which will close its airspace for Russian companies, the Russian government will be forced to take action mirrored “, – said M. Sokolov, commenting on Ukraine’s decision to ban flights of Russian companies.

Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the Cabinet of Ministers in accordance with the decision of the National Security Council decided to ban flights to Ukraine of Russian airlines, including “Aeroflot” and “Transaero”.

“decided to ban flights of Russian airlines in the first place,” Aeroflot “and” Transaero “in Ukraine”, – quotes Twitter on Friday the government of A. Yatsenyuk at a meeting in the Cabinet.

The ban will come into force on October 25.

In addition, according to the press service of the government, Ukraine prohibits the transit flights of Russian airlines through Ukraine, “if They include military goods, dual purpose, or the Russian military manpower “.

As previously reported, the airline” Ukraine International Airlines’ (UIA) estimates losses from the introduction by Ukraine of sanctions against Russian airlines and possible retaliatory sanctions by RF totaling more than $ 35 million a year.

In particular, the company decided that after the imposition of sanctions to the Russian air carriers, and in the case of counter-sanctions against Ukrainian airlines (in the case of the prohibition to carry out direct flights from Kiev Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad) loss UIA amount: $ 19.6 million a year from flight operations, $ 5.8 million a year income from the route network of UIA flights and $ 850 thousand. per month from idle three aircrafts involved to perform the flights. Loss of volume of passengers carried to / from and through the airport “Borispol” the company estimates at 299 thousand. People a year.

In addition, according to the airline, the losses from the ban aircraft UIA to use the airspace of the Russian Federation (introduced in Last year – IF) for transit when the flights to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Thailand, is $ 6.4 million a year.

As reported, President Poroshenko decree of September 16 introduced a decision NSDC on September 2, 2015 “On the application of the personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions),” under which fall into a number of Russian airlines, including the largest – “Aeroflot”.

Similar sanctions imposed on the state airline of the Russian Federation “224 aircraft division,” “VIM-Avia”, “Gazprom Avia”, “Donavia”, “Kogalymavia”, “Orenburg Airlines”, “Flight”, Red Wings, “Russia”, “RusDzhet”, “RusLine” “Siberia”, “Transaero”, “Ural Airlines”, “Yakutia”, “Yamal” and others.


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