Net income of the air company Sibir amounted to 56m rubles ($1.8m) in 2002, compared to 12m rubles ($390,000) in losses in 2001, Sibir General Director Vladislav Filev declared at a news conference. According to him, revenues in 2002 were about $280m, against $96m in 2001. In 2003 the company is planning to carry about 3.2m people.
According to Filev, the air company has fulfilled the company's five-year plan of development. At present another five-year plan is being worked out, he said but did not elaborate on details. Filev noted that Sibir was considering a proposal on attracting resources for its development.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part