January 6, 2018 – FRN –
Aeroflot is ready to transport all fans of the Russian national football team to the cities of the World Cup 2018, to attend the games of the Russian team, at a price of 5 rubles one way. (USD 0.09)
Aeroflot General Director, Vitaly Saveliev, stated this at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In addition to discussing the results of the company’s work in 2017, the situation on the air transportation market and further plans for the development of the holding, Vitaly Saveliev announced his intention to support the Russian fans and the team in this way.
He noted that the tickets will be sold three days before the match of the Russian national team and three days after.
V. Savelyev: We also want to offer you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, in our opinion [a good idea]. We have a very important event this year – the World Cup.
Vladimir Putin: Will you transport the fans free of charge?
V. Saveliev: Not quite free, but …
V.Putin: I know it would be a good idea [to transport] for a ruble.
V. Saveliev: Not for free, Vladimir Vladimirovich, but for five rubles. We will transfer all Russian fans on the Aeroflot route network to any city where the World Championship will be held, for five rubles (including fees) in one direction. We will sell tickets three days before the match and three days after the match.
Vladimir Putin: Are we talking about the games of the Russian national team?
V. Saveliev: Only the Russian team.
This is for us about 70 thousand seats. If our team goes through to the finals, then it will be more.
Vladimir Putin: All right!