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Russian low-cost airline Pobeda cheapest tickets to be $8.6

PobedaRussian low-cost airline Pobeda, a division of Aeroflot,that was allowed to operate flights from Vnukovo airport in Moscow to Gyumri, the second largest city of Armenia, said it will halve the price of the cheapest air tickets.

The decision is backed by a Russian law signed last July allowing air carriers to sell no-return tickets without mandatory baggage transportation.

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Pobeda CEO Andrey Kalmykov told RBC that the airline will cut its prices by 20%, while the lowest price will be halved from 999 rubles to 499 rubles ($8.6).

He said that in early October, Pobeda will announce the sale of 50 thousand tickets at the lowest price for all directions.

Pobeda implemented its maiden flight from Gyumri to Moscow last December 15 taking aboard 173 passengers. The tickets for the first flight were sold at 990 rubles (about $16).

The airline operates three regular flights to Gyumri. The airline also transfers passengers from Yerevan to Gyumri by comfortable buses. Pobeda operates 12 Boeing-737-800 aircraft making flights to 58 destinations, including international ones.

According to Russian authorities, in January-July 2017 the company transported 2.5 million passengers.




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