OREANDA-NEWS. Over the three weeks of May, Russian residents increased spending on air and rail tickets by 1.5 times compared to the same period in April. This is stated in the press service of VTB Bank.

"The demand of Russians for the purchase of air tickets in May grew by 46%, for railroads - by 42%. The residents of the Moscow region are most active, whose transactions are several times higher than the rest of Russia", VTB said, referring to the bank's acquiring business.

So, Muscovites spending on airline tickets increased by 56% in May, and the average check was about 10 thousand rubles, compared with April, it grew by 20%. In the regions, total expenses increased by 10%, the average purchase amount per ticket is 9 thousand rubles, which is also 10% higher than the April figure. At the same time, the regions more actively renewed the purchase of train tickets - in May, compared with April, the volume of expenses increased by 50%, the average check reaches 3 thousand rubles.

In the metropolitan area, demand grew by 40%. The average check for a ticket is up to 1600 rubles, according to VTB.