VLADIVOSTOK. February 25. VOSTOK-MEDIA – The prices on air tickets to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi will be given to pensioners and youths of the Far East since May till September. Dmitriy Medvedev, president of the Russian Federation said that the Government will subsidize 50 % of the price on plane tickets for residents of the Far East. The people aged 12-23 and over 60 years old may get the ticket with cut price.
According to the president the discount will have an effect in the period of holidays and vocations.
This measure will allow many young men and pensioners to get to the central part of the country. Dmitriy Medvedev stated that the price will be cut for flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi.
Previously the head of the Department of Transport Igor Levitin stated that the price on low fare tickets for residents of the Far East will account for 14 thousand rubles and the rest of its price will be compensated. According to the Minister the low fare tickets will be introduced in the period from May 15 till September 15 – the period of pupils’ and students’ holidays.
Though, the residents of the Far East are skeptical of reduction of prices.
A business man from Vladivostok expressed his opinion that it may be dangerous for people who is over 60 to take flight to Moscow. “It would be better if they gave the opportunity to the middle-aged people so that they could visit their relatives residing in the Far East of the Russian Federation. Moreover the discounted price is too high for students and pensioners. It seems like the Government doesn’t know the true paying capacity of category of the population.”-said the businessman.