Government to provide MNT 4.7 billion to MIAT Airlines www.montsame.mn
During its meeting on June 22, the Cabinet approved a resolution, titled ‘Some measures to be taken in the air transportation sector’.
MIAT Mongolian Airlines currently operates flights en route Frankfurt-Ulaanbaatar twice a week. In connection with the increase in the passenger flow due to the start of the tourist season, the frequency of the flight on this route is planned to be increased to five times a week between July and September. Therefore, the Cabinet has made a decision to provide financing of MNT 4.7 billion from the government’s reserve fund, according to Minister of Road and Transport L.Khaltar.
“MIAT Mongolian Airlines purchased Boeing-767 aircraft, paying USD 4.5 million to the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which could pose financial difficulties to the company. In this regard, the government resolved to provide financial support to the company”.
Although charter flights were conducted during the pandemic, the aviation companies are still in dire financial straits. During his meeting with representatives of tourism and airlines, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene emphasized the possibility of providing loans. Therefore, as reflected in the resolution, it was also resolved to issue a loan of MNT 145 billion within the government’s MNT 10 trillion comprehensive plan for health protection and economic recovery.