Co-owner of Vnukovo airport Vitaly Vantsev became an investor a new regional airline “azimuth” for transportation in the South of Russia, reports TASS with reference to the newspaper “Vedomosti”.
According to SPARK, JSC “Airline “azimuth” was registered in 2014 in Krasnodar, at 50% it own, LLC “Investservis” Vantsev and OJSC “at” the former first Deputy of the General Director of “Yakutia” airline Paul Hoopoe and Paul Ekzhanova.
To start the flights scheduled from the summer of 2017, first in the Park will be four SSJ 100, in 2018, will add three, in 2019, three to go. Based Azimut plans in the airports of Rostov and Krasnodar; the company will have about 20 routes. The first three years of transport will be a loss. After reaching full capacity, “Azimut” will be transporting two to three million people annually, told the newspaper Vantsev. “This project is impossible without state support – we look forward to preferential rates of leasing from gtlk (State transport leasing company) and subsidizing transportation from the Federal and regional budgets in just four years we expect to 2.1 billion rubles. subsidies, of which 650 million rbl. – regional,” he said. With the state STLC, according to him, “Azimut” will soon be released on the signing of contracts, negotiations have begun with the regions.
Funding of “Azimuth” to 400 million rubles, negotiations with Bank about credit line, Vantsev said, not saying how many partners will invest its own funds in the project.
About the upcoming creation of a new private airline with a fleet of 10 short-haul SSJ-100 aircrafts announced in late September, the Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov. Investors he did not name. Investment in a new airline created for flight between the South and center of the Russian Federation, can be up to $300 million. In his opinion, Aeroflot is unlikely to participate in the project. This project will be more interesting for regional airports that focus on developing horizontal ties among themselves, says the Minister. Sokolov noted that the base airport of the airline could become a new airport in Rostov-on-don.
At the meeting of the Presidium of the state Council on 15 September 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation to consider the possibility of opening regular air and sea links between Sochi and the Crimean resorts.