ULAN-UDE, November 13th. / Tass /. The subsidized flights from Ulan-Ude to Novosibirsk and Vladivostok will appear after the entrance of Buriatica in the Federal District of the Far East (DFO), as reported today by the press service of the regional government with reference to the head of Buryatia Alexey Tsydenov.
On November 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that transfers Buryatia and Trans-Baikal Territory from the Siberian Federal District to the Far Eastern Federal District. The Government of the Russian Federation is responsible for conforming its acts to the decree within three months.
"We have obtained approval [организацию субсидированных авиарейсов в] Novosibirsk and Vladivostok. So far the document has not been released, but we have already been given the go ahead … In the near future, the document will be released, "said Tsydenov press office.
As the head of the republic has specified, thanks to the subsidized air tickets, pensioners will significantly decrease by age, young people under 23 and disabled by groups I and II. In addition, large families will be added to the list of social categories whose representatives can buy tickets at a reduced price from Ulan-Ude to Moscow.
"The price of a ticket is reduced by an average of 30%, ie the airline receives a supplement from the federal budget for a reduced ticket price", explained the head of Buryatia. As a result, a special tariff for certain categories of citizens on the flight Ulan-Ude – Novosibirsk will fall to 2.5 thousand rubles, and up to Vladivostok – up to 3 thousand rubles.In addition, some categories of citizens can fly to Moscow for 6 , 2 thousand rubles. . As specified in the Bureau of Transport Ministry, with the entry into the FEFD, the aviation grant program will operate throughout the year.
For the benefit of tourists
According to the president of the republican union of the Buryat tourism industry, Andrei Izmailov, the expansion of the network of subsidized flights in Buryatia will positively influence the development of domestic and incoming tourism in the country. "If there are further opportunities to attract tourists, the opportunity to fly cheaper, this is certainly a positive factor: the tour operators of Buryatia will focus on those areas that appear – in this case, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok", has called Izmailov to the everyday fact.
According to the Minister of Tourism of Buryatia, Maria Badmatsyrenova, the entry of the republic into the DFO expands the possibilities of applying the government decree "On e-visa". "The mechanism for obtaining an electronic visa simplifies the procedure for obtaining this visa. The list includes 18 countries whose citizens have the right to receive an electronic visa for greater tourist flow," he said. The regulation applies to all the air border crossing points of the FEFD.
The electronic visa issuance system in the Far East is operational from August of last year. During this period, almost 34,000 electronic visas were issued to foreign citizens. With a simplified visa regime, you can visit Vladivostok (Knevichi), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo), Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk (New), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Khomutovo) and Anadyr (Coal).
The program of subsidies for flights in the Far East included 26 routes in 2009, in 2018 73 routes entered the document. In June 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during the "direct line", asked to expand the program to subsidize air travel in the Far East. The program of subsidies for flights in the Far East in 2018 is valid from the end of March to 1 December. Buy a ticket facilitated citizens under the age of 23, women over 55 and men over 60, people with disabilities and people accompanying them.