Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, said the government has spent RUB3.5 billion ($74 million) for regional routes and Kaliningrad routes subsidy programs so far this year. According to statistics for the first 10 months of 2014, 18 Russian airlines carried 460,000 passengers and operated 10,000 flights. The program includes 94 regional routes. The government planned to spend up to RUB3.58 billion during the year. Another subsidy program—flights between ...

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