Rise in price of tickets: negative and positive
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Rise in price of tickets: negative and positive

Rise in price of tickets: negative and positive


The negative state of the Russian economy has led to the fact that since 5 August the price of tickets for foreign air carriers increased within 5,4 - 5,9%. At first glance, the price increase may seem insignificant, but experts suggest that, in connection with these events, in routing of international passenger traffic could be reduced by 10-15%.



One of the negative factors for increasing the cost of air tickets from foreign air carriers is that, in essence, the holiday season has not yet come to an end, and as a consequence, the rise in price can seriously damage the purses of Russian citizens intending to go on vacation abroad. Experts, of course, do not rule out that air carriers can adjust their tariffs for Russian citizens, at least until the end of the summer season, after which the cost will return to its standard values. Another very negative factor is the possible decline in passenger traffic in Russian airports, which, of course, will reduce the profits from numerous tourists, however, despite this, the problem here is unlikely to be as palpable as in the case of passengers themselves. One of the most significant problems may be a reduction in the number of international air routes among foreign air carriers, in particular, due to the lack of the minimum required number of passengers, which will create serious problems for certain categories of citizens, however, it is assumed that the current problem will not manifest itself, Will not be sharp.



Nevertheless, there is an assumption that, together with the increase in the cost of air tickets for aircraft of foreign airlines, Russian air carriers may not be affected by this problem, which in turn will create favorable conditions for increasing passenger traffic on international air routes. In addition, it is worth clarifying that even a small, within 3-5% reduction in the cost of tariffs on international routes among Russian air operators can generate a real boom among vacationers, since instead of air carriers of other countries, citizens of the country will actively use the services of domestic companies. Experts also do not exclude the version that with a decrease in passenger traffic on international routes, domestic flights connecting various cities of the country with resorts (Simferopol, Sochi, etc.) may actively begin to be popular, which is more profitable for tourists and for air operators who will not have to pay for expensive services at foreign airports.



Thus, the rise in prices of flights for foreign air carriers does not mean that it will negatively affect the entire civil aviation in Russia, rather the opposite - future prospects are very positive.


Kostyuchenko Yuriy specifically for Avia.pro