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Subsidized flights to be performed by 12 airlines in 2019, says Russian air agency

April 23, 19:11 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Among airlines planning to participate in the program are NordStar, Azimut, Alrosa, Nordavia, Ural Airlines, IrAero, Yakutia, Nordwind, and Ikar

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MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. Aeroflot, S7, Utair and nine more Russian airlines will carry passengers under the subsidized flights program to the Far East, Kaliningrad and Simferopol in 2019, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

Among airlines planning to participate in the program are NordStar, Azimut, Alrosa, Nordavia, Ural Airlines, IrAero, Yakutia, Nordwind, and Ikar, the agency said.

The program providing subsidized flights to the Far East, Kaliningrad and Simferopol is effective all year-round. Initially a total of 3.8 bln rubles ($57.8 mln) were allocated from the federal budget in 2019 for payment of subsidies to ten airlines, including 2.8 bln rubles ($42.6 mln) intended to subsidize flights from the Far East, Siberia, other regions of the Far North and equivalent regions.

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