In “the Saratov airlines” announced the possible closure of the only airport in the region

In “the Saratov airlines” announced the possible closure of the only airport in the region

SARATOV, on may 18. /TASS/. “Saratov airlines” do not rule out the closure of the only in the Saratov region of the airport in case the final decision on the closure of the airline. This was reported by TASS first Deputy Director General of the airline Mikhail Gerasimenko.

“In the event of dissolution of the company the company will not be funds to maintain the airport, so it will be closed,” said Gerasimenko.

He noted that the Saratov airport belongs to the airline since its inception, 86 years. Since 1994, when there was a reorganization of the air carrier, OJSC “Saratov airlines”, the airport was owned, respectively, “Saratov airlines”. “The company combines the airport and airline, all the staff working in the airport “Saratov airlines”, the entire infrastructure – vehicles, fuel-filling complex, etc. – belong to the airline”, – said the Agency interlocutor.

May 17, 2018 in JSC “Saratov airlines” received a letter from the head of Department of regulation of transport, Rosaviation Andrey Kruglov on the suspension of sales of tickets from 30 may 2018. According to the letter of the Federal air transport Agency, the Ministry asks the company until may 30, 2018 to provide transportation for all passengers residing abroad, and not carry out delivery of passengers, duration of stay abroad which ends after may 30. Press Secretary of the airline informed Elena Voronov told TASS that “Saratov airlines” will return to passengers money for tickets purchased in case of final closure of the airline.

On the eve of “Saratov airlines” announced that stops operation since may 31, 2018 after notification to the Federal air transport Agency on the suspension of sales of tickets of the airline.

Central airport in Saratov international airport of Federal importance, the only engaged in passenger transport in the region. Located in the Kirov district of the city on Sokolova mountain. Used to perform flights on the territory of Russia and abroad. By the end of 2016, the total passenger traffic of the airport of Saratov amounted to more than 433 thousand.