Russian Travel Digest

The cancellation of Ikar airline’s flights to Hainan led to disruption of trips of Russians for New Year dates

“Tour operators cancel flights to Hainan, as the Chinese air authorities have not confirmed the Icar airline’s slots for performing the flight program to Haikou from five Russian cities”, - reported the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).

"Until January 15 we canceled all the tours, since the Chinese side does not have the opportunity to offer us, our agents and tourists the options for direct flight from Russia to Hainan. For the vacation period there are no places yet for programs from Moscow. And there is no technical possibility to send tourists by Chinese airlines: tourists choose this island because they have the opportunity to go there without visa, while transportation through mainland of China requires visa obtaining”, - ATOR quotes the words of the Head of the department of Southeast Asia and Tunisia of NTK Intourist tour operator Ph. Mironov.

Matryoshka Tour operator also cancels the departure of tourists who purchased trips to Hainan by Ikar airline. It is assumed that tourists will receive monetary compensation.

Pearl River tour operator, the consolidator of the program, offered tourists, who departing from December 21 to 25, the tours to Nha Trang (Vietnam, Cam Ranh Airport).