Baggage: the expected innovation in civil aviation
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Baggage: the expected innovation in civil aviation

Baggage: the expected innovation in civil aviation.


Not so long ago, the news agency published unofficial information that in the near future the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation intends to consider the possibility of charging additional money from passengers for carrying baggage. It is assumed that such an initiative can be enshrined in the legislative framework, which will force millions of Russian passengers to pay additional baggage charges, in fact, deleting this almost always existing service from the list of free ones.



This initiative is linked to the need to minimize the costs of domestic air carriers - it is assumed that the air carrier can save on a passenger flight to 90 thousand rubles, which depends mainly on the duration of the flight, and given that a number of domestic airlines makes several dozen flights a day, the savings in during the year, can make a very significant investment ... at least so considered.

However, independent experts believe that if a decision on this matter will be positive, the airline will be able to earn additional income, quite the contrary, they will lose up to 10-15% of its passengers, and in this case, the amount will be much more meaningful that will involve air carriers in an even greater problem - passengers are accustomed to perform flights at close distances rather change on other means of transportation, and in this case only be able to win in the price.



The most rational solution in this case may be a professional approach, according to which, air carriers should be guided by certain standards for free transportation of cargo, in particular, rely on statistical data - this factor will allow providing additional funds for airlines and will not lead to an outflow of passengers. Despite the fact that this technique is very similar to current practice, it may well be more effective.


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