Ministry of transport: subsidies for airlines have to stay on the level in the year 2015

SOCHI, 5. January. /TASS/. The volume of subsidies for airlines in 2016 and remain at the level of last year. This told the Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov on the consultation for the development of domestic tourism.

“It is a programme to help the tourists and commuters from the far East – to 4.3 billion euros, we plan this year without any loss in relation to the past. 3 billion in internal Transport. In the Crimea – about 620 million, in the Kaliningrad region – 480 million, in Marl around 600 million, that is, we reserve the right, the volume of the support, the corresponding past year, despite the stress of the budget, and we believe it is the direction of the priority,” said Sokolow.

According to the words of the Minister, after five programs of the state of air travel, the extent of the subsidies in 2015 amounted to approximately 9 billion Euro, last year transported about 1.7 million privileged passengers of the total of 93 million passengers.

“We are almost not to be noticed for traffic compared to the previous year in 2014 just by the growth of the inner transmission lines. 15 percent of this growth was a fall in about the same international traffic, for obvious reasons. A third of the passengers were tourists. Transported by rail, approximately 90 million people, a third of them, respectively, the tourists”, – said the head of the Ministry of transport.

A part of funds from gossubsidy aims to Finance the Transport of children aged 10 to 17 years. “This requires 500 million euros. This is of course a considerable proportion, but let’s see what can be done. We believe that most of these funds, you need to be on the air freight straight in the direction of those 15 туркластеров, we define reported,” said Sokolow.