KHABAROVSK, February 29 (Itar-Tass) — The Khabarovsk region broadened a list of local air routes serviced at low tariffs valid on the territory of the region. A total of 16.4 million roubles of budgetary funds were allocated from the regional budget to finance the low cost local flights, the press service of the Khabarovsk regional government told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
The regional program of low cost air transportations launched in 2011 offered an opportunity to the local population aged under 23 and above 60 to fly from Khabarovsk to Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Okhotsk and Ayan with a 50 percent discount. The new resolution envisages similar discounts to residents of the towns of Nelkan, Chumikan and other remote settlements.
The low tariffs will be in effect from June 1 until September 30 on ten local air routes beginning from Khabarovsk and Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, the Khabarovsk regional government said. According to the estimates of the regional ministry of industry and transport the low tariffs will be available to around 4,000 residents of the Khabarovsk region.