Izvestia: in 2022, air ticket prices within Russia grew at the highest rate in 14 years

The average cost of air tickets for flights within Russia increased by 8-14% in 2022 compared to 2021. This was reported by sources in three major booking services. "Izvestia". According to the publication's calculations, in 2022 there was a maximum growth rate in airfare in 14 years.

According to Rosstat, in 2022, the average cost of air tickets per 1,000 km of travel increased by 11%. In December 2022, it amounted to 6096 rubles. The Ministry of Transport told Izvestia that, according to the consumer price index, air travel has risen in price by 19.2% in 2022.

Meanwhile, the press service of the FAS reported that prices for January-November 2022, on the contrary, decreased by 13-16%. According to the FAS, the average cost of an air ticket in 2022 was 4.7 thousand rubles, and in 2021 - 5.6 thousand rubles. The data for December has not yet been processed. Experts explain the discrepancy between the indicators by different methods of counting departments.

Minister of Transport Vitaly Savelyev in November arguedthat the cost of air tickets for flights within Russia has not increased. December 28 Head of Aeroflot Sergey Alexandrovsky spokethat in 2023 airfare could increase by at least the rate of inflation. The Central Bank expects inflation in 2023 at the level of 5-7%.

Lusine Balasyan

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