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Kyrgyzstan to lower prices for domestic flights

Kyrgyzstan will lower prices for domestic flights. The Minister of Transport and Roads Zhamshitbek Kalilov told this today at a meeting of the Parliament.

The issue of air tickets was raised by the deputy Abdyvakhab Nurbayev. «Why the price for tickets tripled? Earlier it was possible to buy a ticket for 1,500, now it costs about 5,000 soms. It’s expensive for passengers to buy such tickets,» he said.

Zhamshitbek Kalilov noted that the Ministry of Transport orally recommended companies to reduce the price. «They reduce it, but then raise again. We indicated the upper limit — no more than 4,500 soms. This proposal is pending. We don’t set restrictions to any airline, there are principles of competition. Within a month the question will be solved. If the competition was higher, then the price would have fallen even more,» he said.