ATOR: in the upcoming season transportation volumes to UAE will significantly exceed the figures of the previous year
“The volumes of transportation from the cities of Russia to UAE in the upcoming winter season may significantly exceed the figures of the previous year”, - according to the data of Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR). In particular Emirates airline will launch from Moscow to Dubai two flights a day by A380, which will increase the transportation capacity for more than 1,000 passenger-places a week. In addition, Aeroflot airline will fly to Dubai from Moscow three times a day. In turn, FlyDubai will perform 40 flights a week from 10 Russian cities. From the end of October FlyDubai’s route network will be added by Voronezh, Makhachkala and Ufa cities. Now the geography of flights covers Kazan, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Yekaterinburg. According to ATOR, FlyDubai is connected an increase of demand for travel to UAE with the simplification of the visa regime. Now, Russian citizens can obtain a visa to UAE for 30 days automatically upon arrival to the country. According to the tourist office of Dubai, for the six months of 2017 the new rules increased the flow of tourists from Russia to Dubai by 97%. According to the data of ATOR, the tour operators also plan to increase their charter programs: Coral Travel will fly to Dubai from Moscow five times a week by Ural Airlines. Also the company will launch flights to Dubai from Chelyabinsk, twice a week from Kazan, Samara, Ufa and will fly four times a week by regular flights from Ekaterinburg. In addition, to Dubai (Al Maktoum airport) the tour operator will fly twice a week from Moscow, once a week from Kaliningrad, Tyumen, Krasnodar, Perm, Nizhny Novgorod. Twice a week the flights will be carried out in this direction from Rostov-on-Don and St. Petersburg. Almost all these flights will be carried out for Coral Travel by Royal Flight. "ANEX Tour operator also planned a large-scale flight program to Dubai: the charter flights were announced from Moscow and another 16 cities of Russia", - reported ATOR.