NordStar Airlines сancels flights to China’s Hainan amid virus outbreak
Russian airline NordStar has suspended flights from Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo Airport to the resort city of Sanya in China’s southern province of Hainan.
“The flights of NordStar from Tolmachevo to Sanya were canceled from February 6 to March 22,” Tolmachevo press service said.
NordStar operated direct flights from Novosibirsk to Hainan twice a week – on Thursdays and Sundays. According to the airline’s official website, the cancellation of flights to the Chinese resort from Russian cities is being carried out due to more frequent cases of infection with China’s new coronavirus.
NordStar carried passengers as part of the tour package of the travel agency Rus-Tour, and tickets for flights could be purchased on the airline’s official website. All passengers of NordStar will be offered a refund.
“In order to cancel the tourist package bought from Rus Tour to China’s Sanya the tourists will have to address the tourist agency they bought the tours from. Passengers who bought tickets to Sanya from Russian cities via NordStar website will need to reach our call center for more information,” the company said on its official website.
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.