Most Russians want to return smoking areas in the airports
The overwhelming majority of Russians (91%) are aware of the current Russian ban on smoking in airports, according to the polls conducted in Russian airports.
The majority of respondents (84%) agree that the Russian airports should organize special rooms for smoking. This opinion is shared by respondents who smoke daily (95%) and those who do not smoke (76%). Only 9% of respondents do not want to return to smoking rooms.
63% of respondents believe that the special rooms for smoking will increase the comfort of their stay at the airport. One in three (30%) does not think that the presence of such premises in any way affect their comfort waiting for the flight. Only 5% of the respondents said about negative impact of smoking areas.
Survey was conducted by order of the International Association of Airports on May 15-21 among 1,000 passengers (Russian citizens) in airports in five Russian cities: Moscow (Sheremetyevo), Sochi (Adler), Ekaterinburg (Koltsovo), Samara (Kurumoch), Vladivostok (Knevichi).
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.