Russia has decided to subsidize flights to Crimea

Россия решила субсидировать перелеты в Крым

Crimea, Saki, June 2015

The programme will start on 1 June.

Flights to Crimea and back from June 1 will be subsidized from the Federal budget. This was reported referring to the press service of the Ministry of transport.

“The program of subsidized flights to Simferopol and back, is meant to ensure their accessibility for passengers and operates on the basis of the governmental order of Russia from 2014”, – is told in the message.

In 2015 the program of subsidizing of air flights operated from 1 June to 31 October inclusive. Flights to the Crimea went from 43 Russian cities.

Earlier the Crimean authorities announced the cost of holidays. In the Crimean health resorts in may, the minimum price per person per day with 3 meals a day and base treatment on the South shore is 2 583 rubles (about 820 USD), in Western Crimea – 2 433 rubles, the Eastern Crimea – 2 125 rubles.