Viktor Gorbachev? General Director of the Civil Aviation Airport Association, a member of the public council at the Federal Air Transport Agency: “At the very least, they received from the state somewhere in the range of 20 billion rubles last year. Some regional airlines may be talking about bankruptcy. There are really complications and difficulties. Stopped the passenger flow that was. And these large companies, of which we have about seven or eight, which provide us with 80% of transportation, can get soft loans, they will be given it, this is not a trifle. These export flights are also paid: 70 thousand people from Turkey, for example, are also paid by the state. “
Roman Gusarov, editor-in-chief of the Avia.ru portal: “If you look at the crisis situation, it is displayed completely differently in different airlines. And we see that low-cost airlines, in particular Pobeda, are showing very good results in terms of both traffic volume and profitability just against the backdrop of the crisis. Last year, despite the most severe crisis, which has not yet been in the history of civil aviation, Pobeda was the only one in the country who managed to earn a plus. Of course, this all leads to competition, and considering this, the decision of S7 seems to be quite reasonable ”.