A subsidiary of “Aeroflot”- the first Russian low-coster “Pobeda” will begin to fly to international destinations in 2017, the minimum fare for such flights will make up 49 euros. This was stated by the Director General of “Pobeda” Andrey Kalmykov, as RIA “Novosti” reports.
According to him, the price of 49 euros will be valid for flights to the countries of CIS and near-abroad countries. Kalmykov noted that the company was, first of all, interested in the flights to Kaliningrad, because these flights are de jure considered international, according to internal Russian documents.
“We have addressed the Ministry of Transport concerning the amendment to the regulatory framework” – Kalmykov added. “Pobeda” carried out its first flight on December 1, 2014. Currently “Pobeda” Airline Company provides transportations to 34 destinations in Russia, having a fleet of 11 Boeing 737-800NG aircrafts.
According to the results of the first quarter of 2015, it entered the top 10 of largest Russian air carriers. “Pobeda” has become the successor to the budget carrier “Dobrolet” which started operating in June 2014, but was forced to stop flying in August of the same year under the pressure of the European Union sanctions.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina