Nordwind prematurely terminates flights to Jamaica
The tour operator Pegas Touristik will complete the winter flight program to Jamaica earlier than scheduled. Nordwind's charter flights will last until mid-January, not until the end of March 2020, as originally planned (the flights were launched on October 14).
“Our flight program ends on January 16, the last flight will be completed on that day. The information was reported to the travel agencies in September,” commented the tour operator.
Last year Pegas Touristik sent tourists from Moscow to Jamaica from October 26 to mid-April, every 10 days. Observers believe that tours to Jamaica appeared in the assortment of the tour operator due to the need to load the fleet of Nordwind airline, which is affiliated with Pegas Touristik company.
“In this case, it’s more logical to choose popular and promising areas - for example, Thailand and the UAE. But these countries are already presented in the range of Pegas Touristik,” say experts from the airline industry.
The company refused to comment on the reasons of optimization of the program. It can be assumed that competition with other tropical countries for winter vacations played a significant role. Tourists now have a wide selection of tours in this area with direct transportation: the Dominican Republic, Cuba or Mexico. In addition, for winter holidays there are the UAE, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and also Tanzanian Zanzibar.
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.