«Victory» will boost prices on flights from abroad into Russia
Moscow-Live.ru / Nezgovorov Michael
The average ticket price of «Victory» in one-way on international routes in the last winter season was 4500 rubles, and tickets will rise on average by 40% — this is the highest single growth
Moscow-Live.ru / Nezgovorov Michael
According to Selivanova, in 2018 due to a sharp rise in price of aviation fuel costs, «Victory» has grown by more than 30%, and registration fees were a way to reduce the cost of airport services
Moscow-Live.ru / Tikhonov Mikhail
Flights of a loukoster «Victory» of international airports in Russia will grow by about 25 Euro or 1800 rubles. This happens since the beginning of winter navigation on October 28, 2019. As told «Vedomosti» representative of «Victory» Elena Selivanova, the carrier must include in the ticket price the cost of registering customers in foreign airports.
«Victory» is performed by the decision of Moscow city court, which on 8 October upheld the claim of the Moscow interregional transport Prosecutor’s office and banned the low-cost airline to charge 25 euros passengers flying from abroad for registration on the desks of airports. In Russia check-in counters is not a separate service and charge for it is included in the overall airport charges and the cost of tickets. However, at foreign airports for the check in counter of the airline’s passengers pay separately — an average of about 25 euros.
The average ticket price of «Victory» in one-way on international routes in the last winter season was 4500 rubles, and tickets will rise on average by 40% — this is an unprecedented one-time growth. In October 2018 «Victory» launched online registration on your website and then I decided to charge an additional 25 euros from the passengers that a flight to Russia is recorded on the desks of airports. Now more than 90% of customers abroad are recorded online.
According to Selivanova, in 2018 due to a sharp rise in price of aviation fuel costs, «Victory» has grown by more than 30%, and registration fees were a way to reduce the cost of airport services. The Prosecutor’s office also said that on this Board complained passengers, and its imposition violates Federal aviation regulations, which require airlines to ensure that passengers and their Luggage with no extra charge. The Prosecutor’s office filed a lawsuit demanding to cancel the fee, Shcherbinsky district court refused, but the Moscow city court satisfied the claim.
The growth of prices of low-cost airline will provoke rise in prices of tickets and the rest of the carriers as the revenue management system usually automatically respond to price fluctuations from competitors, but «Victory» will still be lower prices in comparison with other companies.
At the end of 2018 «Victory» has addressed in Ministry of transport of Russia with a proposal to allow carriers to include in the cost of the ticket a fee for airport check-in, however, the transport Ministry said that this is no including the legislative base. In February, the airline abandoned the idea to introduce a fee for paper cups for drinking water. The Moscow interregional transport Prosecutor’s office noted that the introduction of fees glasses contrary to the requirements of the legislation.
This measure was considered after the Supreme court’s recognition of Russia’s legitimate carriage of free baggage in excess of the 5-pound rule. In particular, the possibility to give out cups of water for 5 rubles to offset the impact of new costs on the rates. Monthly cups company spends at least 1 million rubles.
In the spring of 2018 «Victory» filed in the Supreme court against the transport Ministry and the Ministry of justice, which asked to derogate from existing rules of carriage of free baggage, allowing over 5-pound standards to take passengers to the salon, ladies ‘ bag, backpack, a bouquet of flowers, a suit in a holdall. The bag, backpack and other things are allowed to free transport if they meet the specified company size (up to 36х30х27 cm in length, height and width).
In «Victory,» insisted that her proposed dimensions is the calculation of the Boeing company for secure placement on Board hand Luggage. The court finds the plaintiff is not granted, and the Board of appeals of the armed forces has recognized this decision lawful.
The airline changed the dimensions of hand Luggage and made them equal 36х30х4 see Goods from Duty Free allowed to be carried shall not exceed the amount of 10х10х5 see Change the dimensions of the hand baggage provoked ridicule in social networks.
The staff of «Victory» are carefully selected passengers when boarding, screening out those who are trying to smuggle on Board «non-standard» baggage. This affects even celebrities who are particularly good relationship with the government. In mid-February, another scandal around the «Victory» was associated with the failure of its employees to flow into the aircraft of the people’s artist of the USSR Vasily Lanovoy, who was a confidant of Vladimir Putin in the presidential elections of 2018. According to the actor, the staff of the low-cost carrier «is not like the case». The airline later expressed regret in connection with the incident, but shifted blame on the managers of the artist.