The transport Ministry offers compensation to airlines for restriction of operations in China

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the Russian transport Ministry proposes to compensate airlines for the losses due to restrictions of flying in China in the amount of 1.6 billion rubles. About it reports RIA Novosti news Agency.

At the moment the exact amount of the payments is not identified, discussion on this issue continues.

“Is that calculated by the Ministry of transport together with the airlines. Now there is a very difficult discussion with the financial and economic bloc of the government, because it is difficult to determine how to consider losses. From our point of view, for example, losses from the fact that aircraft are due to the fact that the flights stopped suddenly,” said Deputy Minister of transport Alexander Yurchik.

According to him, the Ministry of Finance is looking at the situation differently. In particular, representatives of the departments do not consider a simple aircraft as a loss and offer to transfer the aircraft for other flights. This measure is possible, but now the flights are in demand is less than in summer, in addition there are legal and technical difficulties.

Russia in connection with the spread of the coronavirus previously closed all regular flights of Russian airlines in China. This measure did not affect flights “Aeroflot” in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. By agreement with the PRC to fly to Moscow four Chinese airlines, they will continue to fly on a regular basis. Charter flights will cease on 14 Feb.

for the First time about a new form of pneumonia caused by the nCoV coronavirus 2019, it became known in December 2019. The epicenter of the epidemic was the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei province. As of today, have died from the disease more than a thousand people with more than 42,6 thousand infected.

the Number of Chinese infected with the coronavirus, has exceeded 42 thousand.

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