The Federal Antimonopoly office of Russia considers that the increase in prices for air tickets in connection with rise in price of jet fuel, it is unlikely, told RIA Novosti Deputy head of the FAS Anatoly Golomolzin. According to officials, the cost of jet fuel is not decisive for the cost of tickets.
FAS keeps the situation under control and «three-year period average annual prices increased by about 5%, which is lower than the rate of growth of cost of tickets,» said the Golomolzin.
However, the chief editor of the portal Avia.ru Roman Gusarov, in comments to the Agency predicted a growth of prices on tickets on average by 6% due to the cost of aviation fuel, noting that every fourth rouble ticket goes to pay for the cost of fuel.
«Undoubtedly, the increase in ticket prices will be. The airline costs on fuel and lubricants account for a quarter of their expenditures. Therefore, the increase in the price of kerosene could result in an average increase in the cost of tickets are about 6%», — said Gusarov.