Media reported about the plans of “Aeroflot” to sell the airline “Russia”

MOSCOW, 22 sen — RIA Novosti/Prime. Aeroflot may sell its largest “a daughter” the airline “Russia”, wrote on Thursday the newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to the three Federal officials.

According to the newspaper, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich instructed the Ministry of transport to present offers on possibility of sale of “Aeroflot” airline “Russia”. Aeroflot controls 75% minus 1 share of “Russia” blocking stake — the administration of St. Petersburg. The economic development Ministry sent its position to the Ministry of transport, and that October 10 will present a report to the government, the newspaper writes.

According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, the corresponding order was born from the report of the expert Council under the government, which referred to the reduction of competition in the Russian market of air transportation. The report said that in world practice, the carriers do not operate in three segments at once (and “Aeroflot” works: it calls itself a premium carrier, “Russia” carrier of the economy segment, and another “daughter”, “Victory”, the low — cost airline), said the publication of another source.

That Aeroflot may sell its largest subsidiary, for the development of competition and knows a top-the Manager of the leasing company, the newspaper said.

“We are for the privatization and development of competition — handed edition of the Deputy Minister of economic development Evgeny Elin. — Should develop the availability of air transport from St. Petersburg, not only from Moscow.” The Ministry of transport also for the sale of “Russia”, knows one of the Federal officials. The representative of the Ministry said that the Agency has established a working group, which deals with the “development strategy of Russia”, including the issues of development of regional transport, the newspaper notes.