Passenger traffic of Russian airlines fell in may this year by 91.3% to 946 thousand people, the message of Federal air transport Agency.
“According to the operative data in may of this year, Russian carriers served 946 thousand passengers, which is minus of 91.3% compared to volumes in the same period last year” — have specified in Rosaviation.
the passenger turnover decreased by 92.5% and amounted to 1,984 billion passenger-kilometers.
In particular, Aeroflot’s passenger traffic fell in the reporting month by 93.1% to 206 thousand.
Recall that earlier this week, the Russian government instructed the Federal air transport Agency and the CPS to perform on June 8 possible options for the resumption of international flights, which, because of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 was terminated at the end of March (except for export and cargo flights).
However, later the Ministry of transport was given to understand that before the opening of the international flights will have to address two priorities: the establishment of transportation in the country with the introduction of security measures and recovery in domestic tourism. Therefore, indicated in the Ministry, it is premature to set a date for the resumption of flights of domestic airlines abroad.
let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.
may 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19. He also announced the beginning of implementation of the third package of anti-crisis measures that the state, in particular, will increase targeted support for families with children, small businesses, individual entrepreneurs and self-employed. In addition, Putin instructed the government to prepare a national plan for long-term development of the economy, the recovery in employment and incomes.
on 27 may, the Minister of economic development (MED) of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov said that the total cost of anti-crisis measures to support the Russian economy, aimed at combating the impact of the pandemic coronavirus has reached 3.3 trillion rubles.
on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin presented to the President a national plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will be about 5 trillion rubles.
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