Russia pledges 19.5 billion rubles in state support to airlines

April 14 (Reuters)Russia has pledged 19.5 billion rubles ($238 million) in state support to airlines to reimburse passengers traveling on routes canceled due to sanctions, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Thursday.

“The grants will be used to reimburse passengers for the cost of tickets on routes that have been canceled due to external restrictions, which will allow carriers to save their own working capital, which means there will be resources financial resources to ensure flight safety,” Mishustin said.

($1 = 82.0020 rubles)

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Conor Humphries)

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