The NordWind flight program to Jamaica (Montego Bay) starts from the Russian capital on October 26. The flights will depart every 10 days until mid-April. The announcement of this is published on the website of the carrier. Recall, that flights to Jamaica on the wings of Transaero airline have already been performed in 2012-2013 by Biblio-Globus tour operator. But even then, in a time which was successful for out coming tourism, special offers were issued to load the boards. Experts believe that the current decision of Pegas Touristik operator to fly by NordWind airline is not due to the high potential of demand. After all, the incomes of travelers do not grow, tours are becoming more expensive because of the weakness of ruble. Rather, the flight program to Jamaica is dictated by the need to load airplanes controlled by Pegas Tourist carrier. There is now a clear excess of airplanes on the air market, which will be more significant in the winter season. That is why tour operators, which own airlines, are activating on long-distance routes - they launch more flights to Dominican Republic and to Cuba. For the same reason, Aeroflot increases the frequencies and expands the map of flights on the long-distance lines. According to observers, the loading of the boards to Jamaica can be complicated due to the fact of fierce competition with other Caribbean destinations. So, for departure dates in early December the cost of tours to Cuba starts from 101 thousand Rubles ($ 1,522). The tour to Dominican Republic for two persons for a 10-day holiday begins from 115 thousand Rubles ($ 1,736). And the price for the trip to Jamaica is from 165 thousand Rubles ($ 2,491) - while the resorts of this country are not yet known to Russian travelers.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.