The East Siberian transport Prosecutor’s office has completed its review of airlines and airports of the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) on the subject of price collusion and violations of safety requirements, carried out by order of the Prosecutor General of Russia after an exit on TV channel “Russia” film “Aviabilety anomaly”. The examination revealed violations of the law. This was reported by TASS in the East Siberian transport Prosecutor’s office.
“Check the implementation of legislation regulating the issues of formation of tariffs for air services, was conducted in East-the Siberian transport office of public Prosecutor with attraction of experts of managements of Federal Antimonopoly service across the Irkutsk region and the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the tariffs Service of the Irkutsk region and the State Committee on pricing policy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Violations of pricing regulations for air travel have not been identified,” said senior assistant attorney of media relations Vladimir Sazonov.
Tested the activity of three enterprises of the Irkutsk airlines “Iraero”, “Angara” and CJSC Lensib (airport Bodaybo), and three of the Yakut airlines “Polar airlines”, “Yakutia” and Federal state enterprise “Airports of North”. As have informed in transport office of public Prosecutor, the information contained in the film “Aviabilety anomaly” on the repeated inclusion of the same costs in the cost of air transportation, and pricing of the airlines, was not confirmed.
“Because of violations of the legislation regulating questions of formation of tariffs for air services, the results of this test are not revealed, no requirements for airlines and airports, including in the Irkutsk region, were not filed,” – said Vladimir Sazonov.
We will remind, on April 27 on the TV channel “Russia 24” came the documentary “Aviabilety anomaly”, caused a wide resonance. The filmmakers argued that the regional airlines to allow multiple violations of the law: many times inflate the cost of tickets and tariffs for freight transportation on domestic flights, illegally carrying passengers cargo sides. Cited judgment that in the Irkutsk region the owner of the two airlines “Iraero” and “Angara” is one and the same person, therefore there is price collusion. This information is also not confirmed airlines have different owners, the antitrust infringements it is not revealed.