Unsuccessful sanctions. The decline in passenger traffic from Russia to the EU.
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Unsuccessful sanctions. The decline in passenger traffic from Russia to the EU.

Unsuccessful sanctions. The decline in passenger traffic from Russia to the EU.

Today, it is safe to say that the European sanctions against Russia are really beginning to act, and this applies not only to the country against which they were directed, but also to the Europeans themselves, because the latest aviation news clearly demonstrates that, on average, Russian passenger traffic tourists in the EU fell by 40%, while small countries, enriched for the most part because of tourism, are already beginning to sound the alarm, but, unfortunately, they are not able to do anything.

Introducing sanctions against Russia, the Europeans hardly thought about what would happen after the actual profits of ordinary people and companies fell, and eventually it turned out that those countries that most of all called for the introduction of sanctions against the Russian Federation suffer more Total. The greatest damage from all countries is currently borne by Lithuania, where passenger traffic has decreased by 73%, while tourism itself is really nothing to do with, since the majority of Russians actively used Lithuania as an intermediate country for further flights to other European countries. Of course, reducing the number of tourists means that local airlines, in particular, experts also bear damage on international air routes, saying that most likely passenger traffic from local airlines fell by 15-19%, which is very disastrous for small countries.

Another unfortunate circumstance of the imposed sanctions is the depreciation of the Russian ruble, which, of course, hits the state treasury of the Russian Federation, but at the same time leads to complications with foreign airlines. As you know, not so long ago, airlines from the EU increased the cost of air tickets on flights operated, which of course makes it possible in turn for Russian air carriers to successfully compete in international air travel. Of course, this moment creates far from favorable services for passengers, but the fact that the sanctions were nothing more than “rakes thrown in a dark room, which the European Union methodically attacked,” makes us think about returning normal volumes of pass-through transportation. Naturally, Russian air carriers, suffering mainly because of the need to pay for foreign leased airliners, are far from succeeding in the conditions of sanctions, however, in the near future this issue should be resolved by the transition to the operation of domestic aircraft, therefore, we should assume that further escalation of the situation will force the EU to abandon the attempt to financially strike Russia, otherwise, the sanctions will be even more painful for the interests of various countries.

Kostyuchenko Yuriy specifically for Avia.pro