Aeroflot and Pobeda stop working with Aviasales – Rambler / Finance

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Aeroflot and its subsidiary low-cost airline Pobeda terminate the agreement with Aviasales due to the refusal of one of the largest ticket search engines in the Russian Federation to lower the commission, a source at Aeroflot told RIA Novosti and the press service of the airlines confirmed.

Aeroflot and Pobeda sent letters to Aviasales with a proposal to reduce the commission or terminate the contract. The metasearch engine has chosen the second option, “a source in the Aeroflot group told RIA Novosti.

He explained that for each sale, the search engine receives a commission. This commission is included in the airline’s fare, but the higher it is, the less lag the airline has to lower the fare.

“We really sent a notice to the aggregator about the change in the commission. The aggregator made its own decision – to terminate the contract. Under significant external pressure, we are implementing a number of measures related to cost optimization. To promote the product and develop new sales channels, Aeroflot plans to focus on promoting own site and mobile application, ”said Aeroflot spokeswoman Yulia Spivakova.

“Cooperation will be suspended from May 1, 2020. We are now seeing a serious reduction in purchasing opportunities and are focusing on cutting costs as much as possible in order to offer our customers better rates. In times of crisis, many of our partners went forward and revised the terms of the Victory agreements so that the Russians they could afford to buy a ticket when quarantine is over, ”the Victory press service said.

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