Furthermore, the Airline bank on national manufactured aircraft: Atlant-Soyuz plan to allocate IL-86 to mass-market destinations. At the moment Atlant-Soyuz owes six IL-type aircraft and have one in lease.
Meanwhile, Mikhail Shamanov, Co-owner of Magapolus-Aviacharter, commented on the initiative of its strategic partner as follows: ‘it is a mistaken opinion that foreign manufactured aircraft is more economically adventurous. Yes, Airbuses and Boeings use less fuel but are expensive to owe as companies-owners of foreign manufactured aircraft have to pay high fees, which together with VAT increases the price by 44%. Besides, foreign manufactured aircraft is considerably more expensive in exploitation. In Russia we do not have all the necessary infrastructure to handle such aircraft. Therefore, foreign manufactured aircraft has to be transferred abroad for aircraft overhaul’. Furthermore, Vyacheslav Ilyushin, added, ‘It might happen that Turkey in order to increase chances to join the European Union will refuse to accept IL-type aircraft. Nevertheless, this aircraft will realize inner flights as in-country air traffic volume increases annually by 7%’.