In the state Duma has supported the project to increase the compensation for flight delays

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photobacteria have an information Board at the airport Domodedovo. Archival photoIn the state Duma has supported the project to increase the compensation for flight delays© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The state Duma Committee on transport and construction at Tuesday’s meeting recommended the lower chamber of the Parliament to adopt in the first reading a bill to increase four times fines for the carrier for the delay of flights— up to 100 rubles for each hour of delay, while noting the need to enhance transparency in the information about the reasons for the delays.

The project previously submitted to the state Duma, Deputy head of the economic Committee of the Federation Council Valery Vasiliev and Alexey Mayorov. The relevant amendments are proposed to the Air code of Russia. Now the passenger can compensate for the amount of 25% «penalty» in the minimum wage (he is 100) for each hour of delay, but not more than 50% of the cost of the ticket.

Senator Vasiliev explained that over the last 15-17 years the General price level in Russia increased significantly, so now is the time to make changes to certain legislative acts where there are specific sizes provided by the law payments.

«There is a proposal. We support the concept of the bill consideration in the first reading, and then watch and prepare so that the passengers can be seen on the information field of the Internet which flights are delayed and for what reasons. To do, to be transparent,» — said the head of the Committee Evgeny Moskvichev.

«We let the second reading (of the bill) will work, but may be in (Air) code below this transparency appeared», — he added.

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