In the winter season 2018–2019 Jamaica returns to the Russian market after a five-year pause. At the end of October, PEGAS Touristik launches the direct charter flights from Moscow to Montego Bay. The flight program of PEGAS Touristik tour operator to Jamaica will begin from October 26 on the route Moscow-Montego Bay (MBJ) (1 charter chain, three flights per month) and will last until the end of April 2019. NordWind airline will be the carrier on the route, type of aircraft is A330-200 with 24 business class seats. According to the tour operator, the flights to Jamaica until mid-December 2018 are sold by more than 50% and the first charter flight, departing on October 26, is almost closed. According to PEGAS Touristik, the bookings for the peak dates of the season - New Year's dates - are undergoing actively. In general, the depth of booking on the direction reaches the beginning of April 2019. The New Year's tour for December 28 is also half closed. “Reservations for the New Year have intensified over the last week. So you have to hurry up with booking of tours, if you want to fly away for a New Year's holiday to Jamaica,” says Lilia Parfenova, Sales Director of the Moscow Region of PEGAS Touristik. According to the group of companies "Sletat.ru", in the absolute number of requests the popularity of the direction has grown by 4.56%. Nowadays, the basic reservations to Jamaica are the tours lasting 11–12 nights (10–11 nights + 1 night in flight). The average cost of a tour per person is about 150–240,000 Rubles ($ 2,274 – 3,638). As for the lower price limit, at the moment you can fly to Jamaica on charters from PEGAS Touristik for 11 (10 + 1) nights at a price of 71,000 Rubles ($ 1,076) per person.
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.