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Kerosene will hit the pockets of passengers

November 21 2007

Prices for flights to Russia in the near future can grow significantly. This is the forecast of experts and members of aviation market.

The Director-General of the Firm "fuel supply airports Eugene Ostrovsky said that in the last 2-3 weeks in Russia there is a sharp rise in prices for jet fuel - compared with October, its price has risen on average by 20-30%. The situation he describes as a "crisis": "Usually, the price of fuel increases by only a few percent - up 5% per month. A crisis similar to what we see now, last time was in autumn 1998 and in 2004, when prices flights have tripled. " E. Ostrovsky, said that the company felt the rise in the cost of fuel, which will enter into contracts for the supply of fuel for December - November delivery is fully contracted. "The cost structure of airlines fuel costs constitute about 50%, so companies will be forced to increase fares or fuel surcharges," - he said the agency " Interfax ".

According to E. Ostrovsky, a sharp rise in fuel prices has occurred due to a general rise in oil prices and as a consequence, diesel and kerosene as it is the light fraction. "It dramatically increased the production of diesel fuel, which is profitable to direct the export at the expense of kerosene," - he said.

Head of Press Service of Aeroflot, Irina Dannenberg also noted that the increase in fuel will inevitably affect the cost of airfare. According to her, "Aeroflot" forms fares for air travel twice a year, so a sharp increase in airfares will not happen.

"Generally, if price hike will happen, of course, all companies will be forced to increase fuel surcharges," - said a spokesman for Siberia Airlines' Igor Volkov, noting that the terms of the percentage rise in price until the call can not.

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