The North of the Irkutsk region remained without flights because of the debt of the authorities

IRKUTSK, October 6 – RIA Novosti. The Northern settlements of the Irkutsk region, air transportation is carried out with the involvement of subsidies from the budget, left without air transport due to non-payment of the government, told RIA Novosti press-service of airline “Angara”.

“Angara” announced the cancellation of flights at subsidized rates in Erbogachen villages and Mom for November and December 2016 due to non-payment of the government of Irkutsk region. Since July, authorities in the region are owed to the carrier 26 million rubles.

“We sent inquiries to the government, but the official answer is still no. Orally we refer to the absence of a document defining the tariffs for air transport. If the decision is not made soon, more than 20 thousand residents will lose the opportunity to get to regional centre”, — said the press-Secretary of the company Daria Davydova.

The fact that the decree of the Governor of the Irkutsk region in June 2016 was repealed regulations to a tariff policy on air transport. Until now, new documents are not accepted, respectively, subsidies to air carriers are not listed. On Wednesday, the Chairman of the government of Irkutsk region Alexander Bitarov called it the “defect profile of the Ministry of transport,” adding that the sluggishness of the officials received a “thrashing”, and they are given two weeks to rectify the situation.

Suffering in this situation, not one “Angara”. Magadan airline company “Siberian light aviation” (Force) in may of 2016 won the tender for passenger transportation in the city of Ust-Ilimsk, Lesosibirsk, Zheleznogorsk-Ilimskiy and the village of Kazachinskoye. Flights were to begin in September, but until now, these settlements do not fly planes because of the lack of subsidies. According to General Director of LLC “Siberian light aviation” Andrei Bogdanov, the Power is ready to start air service tomorrow.

“We’re waiting for the regional Ministry of transport agree on the documentation as we wait, I don’t know. No real time we don’t call”, — explained the RIA Novosti news Bogdanov.

Flights from the cities of Ust-Ilimsk, Zheleznogorsk-Ilimsky and Nizhneudinsk has been missing for almost six months. Airlines pankh from Buryatia, who previously worked on these routes ceased to provide services in early may. But if from Ust-Ilimsk, Lesosibirsk, Zheleznogorsk and you can reach Irkutsk by train or by car, residents Erbogacen and Mom after the cancellation of flights will be completely cut off from the mainland.