26 Sep 2017 18:09

VIM Airlines charter passengers abroad to be brought home with 'off-budget sources' - Rosaviatsia

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Passengers who travelled abroad on charter flights operated by troubled carrier VIM Airlines will be flown home with support from "off-budget sources" of funding, the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) said in a statement.

"The issue of funding international charter flights to bring home tourists stranded abroad has largely been resolved. It will be carried out with off-budget sources," the agency said following a meeting on the issue.

Rosaviatsia said the off-budget funds to fly the VIM Airlines passengers back to Russia would go "exclusively towards paying for fuel and airport services." "To monitor how these funds are spent, VIM Airlines is going under external management, which will be made up of representatives of Vnukovo Airport and airlines with experience of anti-crisis management," it said.