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, we can say with confidence that European sanctions against Russia are really starting to operate, 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, the passenger traffic of Russian tourists in the EU decreased by 40%, while small countries, enriched in their majority due to tourism, are already beginning to sound the alarm, but, unfortunately, they are unable to do anything.



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



Another unfortunate circumstance of the imposed sanctions is the reduction in the exchange rate of the Russian ruble, which, of course, hits the state treasury of the Russian Federation, but at the same time leads to complications for foreign airlines. As you know, not so long ago, airlines from the EU increased the cost of air tickets on their flights, which, of course, allows Russian air carriers to successfully compete in the field of international air transportation. Of course, this moment creates far from favorable services for passengers, but the very fact that the sanctions turned out to be nothing more than "a rake thrown in a dark room, which the European Union is methodically advancing on" forces us to think about the return of normal passenger transportation volumes. Naturally, Russian air carriers are far from doing well in the face of sanctions, suffering mainly from the need to pay for foreign airliners on lease, however, in the near future this issue should be resolved by the transition to the operation of domestic aircraft, in connection with which, it should be assumed that that the further escalation of the situation will force the EU to abandon its attempt to financially hit Russia, otherwise, otherwise, the sanctions will be even more painful for the interests of various countries.


Kostyuchenko Yuriy specifically for Avia.pro

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