More flights will fly from Russia to Eilat in winter season
Israel expects to host about 400 000 Russian tourists this year. The increase in tourist traffic will also occur due to an increase in transportation to the Red Sea resort of Eilat - this winter 15 flights will be operated there every week. This was announced at a press conference in St. Petersburg by Vladimir Shklyar, the head of the representative office of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism in the Russian Federation and the CIS. According to Mr. Shklyar, in the upcoming winter season an extensive flight program will be on the Israeli destination. The total maximum number of charter and scheduled flights in winter will reach 81 airplanes per week, including 15 weekly flights to Eilat.
“For the first time, it will be possible to fly from Moscow to Eilat 4 times a week. Last season, the frequency of flights was twice a week. For the first time, a regular flight will fly from Russia to Eilat. Also, the low-cost airline Pobeda will operate on the route,” Vladimir Shklyar underlined.
At present time, 7 companies have already made their applications for participation in the program of subsidizing flights to Eilat, according to which Israel pays 60 Euros for each passenger. In particular, there are new players, who are ready for the first time to participate in tourist transportation to Eilat. This is, in particular, the tour operator Intourist, which will fly to the Red Sea resort of Israel from the beginning of November from Moscow. As for St. Petersburg, most likely, the flights to Eilat, as in the previous season, will be operated by Ural Airlines. Thus, in the winter season 2019-2020, tourist transportation to Eilat will again be only from Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In addition, Israel continues to open new scheduled flights to Tel Aviv. Today, such flights are carried out from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody and Sochi. From the end of October, the resumption of flights from Rostov-on-Don is expected with a frequency of 1 flight per week. In December, the frequency of flights should reach 2 times a week.
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.