The Russian Ministry of Finance proposed to cover the debt INSTITUTION “Special flight detachment “Russia” (SLO “Russia”) for the flights of the higher officials at the expense of the budget. Appropriate orders in October gave Vladimir Putin and Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. Payables to Aeroflot reaches 900 million rubles, the newspaper “Kommersant” , citing sources familiar with the situation.
The Russian national carrier won the tender for the organization of transportations of high-ranking officials in 2012. The total initial purchase price in the final competition at the end of last year amounted to 3.9 billion rubles (about 185 million rubles for one service).
Aeroflot received the right to transport official delegations and officials in Russia, CIS countries, Baltic States, Europe, USA, Canada, Central, South America, Asia and the middle East.
According to the documentation, in the list of costs included, in particular, airport and ground servicing of aircraft (including the obtaining of permits for the Bay area), providing meteorological and air navigation services, accommodation and meals of the crew at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport and destination airports, the provision of medical services.
According to the publication, in 2017 the budget for transport services and renewal of fixed assets transport institutions was reduced by 1.9 billion (13% of budget allocations) compared with the year 2016.
Additional reduction in the budget by 7%, or 1 billion, carried out the administration of the President, directing them “to activities not related to transport service.”
However, now the Finance Ministry proposes to extinguish the debt before “Aeroflot” at the expense of redistribution of budgetary funds.
On the eve of SLO “Russia” announced another tender for the provision of services in 2017 at 2.18 billion rubles.