Russian authorities have set a budget of RUB3.25 billion ($44.4 million) for nine carriers to take part in a government-subsidized program on flights between Russia’s Far East and other parts of the country. The nine Russian carriers taking part in the program are Aeroflot, Alrosa, Yakutia, Ikar, NordStar, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, VIM Avia and UTair. According to a government statement, the 2016 subsidy program comprises 71 destinations, which include 13 cities in the Far East ...

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