Aeroflot responded to the accusations of the head of the Public chamber Fadeeva

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotobanka Superjet 100 parked aircraft at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. Archival photoAeroflot responded to the accusations of the head of the Public chamber Fadeeva© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

Aeroflot has denied the accusations of the Secretary of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation about the fact that the airline does not fulfill social obligations to the residents of the Far East from the point of view of fares.

«Aeroflot» refutes the accusations of the head of the Russian Public chamber Valery Fadeev in default of the airline of social obligations to inhabitants of the Far East, as he stated at the plenary session of the forum «Community» problems of the Far East. Moreover, Fadeyev argued that «it is now easier to fly to Paris than in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk,» — said in the message. But this statement is completely untrue, said the carrier.

Explained that the flights of «Aeroflot» and its affiliated airline «Russia» in the far East of the city there are a single «flat» fares in economy class. The price of the ticket for flight «Aeroflot» is 15 thousand rubles one-way and 25 thousand roubles there and back. On flights of «Russia» rates are even lower — 13,2 thousand rubles to one side and 22 thousand rubles back and forth.

«Aeroflot» has led to compare the average cost of economy class ticket to Paris (and back) on the flight, she is more than 43 thousand roubles (by data for the third quarter of 2018, according to the current exchange rate). The distance between Moscow and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is more than 6.6 thousand kilometers, which is 2,7 times more, than from Moscow to Paris.

The forum also heard word that «Aeroflot» have cornered the transportation market in the far East. «Indeed, other Russian airlines do not develop transportation to the far East, but exclusively for economic reasons. The price of their tickets will not compete with the «flat» rates that are significantly below the cost of flights,» says the company.

«The fact that flat rates substantially below cost, and are unprofitable for the airline, repeatedly published in the media. «Aeroflot» it is regrettable that the head of the Public chamber of Russia has not studied all aspects of the issue before the performance,» says the airline.