Lonely Planet Writer

Russia's low-cost airline faces advertising investigation

Moscow, Russia.
Moscow, Russia. Image by Dmitry Terekhov / CC BY-SA 2.0

Russia’s low-cost airline Pobeda (run by Aeroflot, the national carrier) is facing investigation for misleading advertising. According to the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS), the airline is advertising tickets at the base price of 999 roubles (US$16) but it doesn’t prominently note that the fee excludes tax, which brings the ticket price to 1999 roubles. Pobeda’s representatives have responded that there are some limited tickets at the advertised price of 999 rubles. The budget airline was launched in November and it offers flights between Moscow and several other Russian cities. Read more: themoscowtimes.com