The policy of price control. Will tickets cheaper?
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The policy of price control. Will tickets cheaper?

The policy of price control. Will tickets cheaper?


Citizens of the country have long noted that air ticket prices are growing exponentially, and often even experts cannot explain the reasons why air tickets are so high, and at the same time they continue to grow. Of course, a number of domestic air carriers are trying in this case to create some favorable conditions for passengers, offering special fares at very low and attractive prices, however, literally at the end of last week, information appeared that the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) will soon begin to regulate the civil aviation sector by setting price caps for economy class air tickets. At first glance, it may seem that the innovation is unlikely to bring any noticeable improvement, but in reality, the harm and negative from such measures can be much greater than the benefit.



According to official data, the Federal Antimonopoly Service is already in the near future can introduce an upper limit for the price of air tickets in the economy class. This, in turn, should make it possible to equalize the prices for air travel among domestic air carriers, thereby providing passengers with the most acceptable airfare. However, experts do not exclude that in the detailed case could seriously drop the quality of services, carriers can further introduce new terms of passenger traffic (maximum weight of luggage, hand luggage transportation conditions, etc.), as a consequence, passengers will continue to To pay the full cost of the ticket, but already taking into account new factors.

Experts especially emphasize that should regulate not only the upper but also the lower limit value, or in essence, become completely monopolized the civil aviation sector in Russia. Nevertheless, the approach to regulating the pricing of tickets is very carefully, otherwise otherwise prices can seriously increase that will hit not only by the small airlines, but also for low-budget flights shedule for which low prices on airline tickets are the sole condition of existence.



Among other things, assign the ticket price should be based on, and from fleet flights shedule as under heavy load aircraft, flights cheaper than at the lowest possible, but given the complexity of this process, the reform itself in the Russian civil aviation may be delayed for several years.

It is assumed that the most effective option for the activities of domestic air operators will be the use of a special tariff scale, which will combine the nominal costs of the air carrier for the provision of air transportation services, taking into account a fixed percentage of profitability. In this case, normal regulation of prices for air tickets is ensured, but there is a small drawback - the air operators will be in different conditions.



One way or another, to seek regulatory approach of pricing on air tickets should be very careful because a wrong move could lead to the collapse of the present for all industries providing services of passenger


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