"Prices of flights to Kyrgyzstan are growing because Russia doesn't want to work with us in a civilized way," the deputy of the Parliament Baktybek Sydykov (Respublika - Ata Jurt) said at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Budget and Finance.
The MP explained that Kyrgyzstan doesn't produce jet fuel and buys it in dollars in Russia. "And if its cost is $475-500, then for Kyrgyzstan - $600," Baktybek Sydykov said, who headed Manas airport in the past.
He added that because of this the price, set by refueling complex, increases up to almost $800. "And if we add the VAT, it reaches $900. All this affects the cost of the ticket and falls on the shoulders of our taxpayers and aircraft operators," he stressed.
The MP expressed his solidarity with the government, which initiated the abolition of VAT on the supply of jet fuel for aircraft refueling. "In aviation, there has always been an unwritten rule: if you get priority - international flights (such as to Moscow, Yekaterinburg, and others), then please be so kind to keep the domestic flights at a level of up to two thousand soms. But due to the fact that our airlines are not competitive, ticket prices are rising," he concluded.