Russia and Uzbekistan discuss the possibility of establishing a joint low-cost airline

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Uzbek media reports say that Uzbekistan and Russia have discussed the possibility of launching a Russian-Uzbek low-cost carrier for carriage of passengers and cargo.

 

Citing the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, UzDaily says a virtual meeting of the subcommittee on cooperation in the field of transport of the Uzbek-Russian Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation was held on July 20.

 

The meeting was reportedly co-chaired by the First Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia also Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia Alexander Neradko and the Uzbek Minister of Transport Elyor Ghaniyev.

 

The parties considered topical issues of bilateral cooperation, paying special attention to interaction in the field of air transport.

 

They, in particular, discussed the preparation of an agreement between the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia and the Civil Aviation Agency of Uzbekistan on cooperation in the field of airworthiness for signing.

 

A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (occasionally referred to as no-frills, budget or discount carrier, and abbreviated as LCC) is an airline that is operated with an especially high emphasis on minimizing operating costs and without some of the traditional services and amenities provided in the fare, resulting in lower fares and fewer comforts. To make up for revenue lost in decreased ticket prices, the airline may charge extra fees – such as for carry-on baggage. As of April 2020, the world’s largest low-cost carrier was Southwest Airlines, which operates in the United States and some surrounding areas.

 

The term originated within the airline industry referring to airlines with a lower operating cost structure than their competitors. While the term is often applied to any carrier with low ticket prices and limited services, regardless of their operating models, low-cost carriers should not be confused with regional airlines that operate short flights without service, or with full-service airlines offering some reduced fares.

 

Some airlines actively advertise themselves as low-cost, budget, or discount airlines while maintaining products usually associated with traditional mainline carrier’s services—which can increase operational complexity. These products include preferred or assigned seating, catering other items rather than basic beverages, differentiated premium cabins, satellite or ground-based Wi-Fi internet, and in-flight audio and video entertainment. More recently, the term “ultra low-cost carrier” differentiates some low-cost carriers, particularly in North America where traditional airlines increasingly offer a similar service model to low-cost carriers.

 

Source: Asia Plus