Pobeda low-cost carrier says tariffs in Minsk too high

Pobeda low-cost carrier says tariffs in Minsk too high

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Pobeda airline again declares that it is hampered to come to Belarus. The Russian edition Vedomosti reports that the low-cost airline addressed the Russian Minister of Transport asking to promote the introduction of equal tariffs for Belarusian and Russian airlines at the airports of the two countries.

Pobeda airline is not satisfied with the tariffs offered to it by the National Airport of Minsk for servicing the St. Petersburg-Minsk flight, the newspaper writes.

The Belarusian side agreed flights in this direction (and in the direction of Moscow - Gomel) at the end of 2017. It was assumed that the airline could start flights from St. Petersburg to Minsk on March 25.

"It's not about inflated tariffs specifically for Pobeda," - explains the press service of the Russian low-cost air carrier. "The airport of Minsk serves Russian companies at tariffs for non-residents (they are much higher than for domestic companies). At the same time, the Belarusian carrier is serviced at Russian airports at reduced prices, the same as those for Russian companies. And Pobeda asked the Ministry of Transport to help in achieving parity."

The press service of the National Airport Minsk said:

"Tariffs for Pobeda in Minsk are the same as for other Russian airlines: Aeroflot, UTair and Yamal. Tariffs for Russian and other foreign airlines vary, as there are more preferential terms for Russians."

The airport added that the tariffs for servicing aircraft at the airport are in line with Belarusian legislation.

Belavia did not say what tariffs are set for the Belarusian carrier at Russian airports.