The integrated fares are also subject to the following changes: Plus Metro (a one-way Aeroexpress journey and one metro trip) will cost RUB 500, Between Airports (two Aeroexpress journeys and one metro trip) will be RUB 950, and RUB 990 will be charged for the Business Trip fare (two Aeroexpress journeys and two metro trips). Besides, recent Morning, Evening, and Morning + Evening railcards, introduced in August 2014, will also change their prices. Thus, Morning and Evening railcards for 20 Aeroexpress journeys will be sold for RUB 3,000, and a combined Morning + Evening railcard (for 50 Aeroexpress trips) will be priced at RUB 7,500.
“The upcoming fare adjustment is absolutely a forced measure,” explains Rustam Akiniazov, Chief Commercial Officer of Aeroexpress. “This is, first of all, due to the fact that inflation in Russia hit 11.4% last year, while its rate did not exceed 6–8% between 2011 and 2013. Alongside with the inflation factor, the price of using the railroad infrastructure by Aeroexpress has risen 100 times as of 5 January 2015. At the same time, reasonable fare policy used during the recent four years allowed the company’s managers to keep standard prices at the same level by developing e-commerce channels. This year, we will continue this practice,” he added.
It is worth reminding that Aeroexpress has been actively developing e-channels for the recent two years. Such channels help passengers to significantly save their time when purchasing tickets. Buying tickets via the company’s website or the free mobile app provides a discount of up to 15% of the total price. Therefore, when using these options, the price of standard tickets will be RUB 400 as before and a single trip for passengers holding certain railcards will cost RUB 150.