Perm still has no regular flights to Europe in 2017
In 2017 Perm airport failed to find a carrier who is ready to open regular air communication with the regional center of Europe. Recently, the company received a negative response from Czech Airlines, in address of which previously send the proposal to resume flights to Prague in 2017. Now the airport is negotiating with the other carriers, whose names are not disclosed.
Flights to Prague from Perm has always been a certain image, connecting the city with Europe. However, the Czech Republic within the foreign tourist flow from Perm, takes no more than 7%, according to various estimates. Agencies previously sold tours to Prague and Karlovy Vary. Also Perm residents used this flight to visit other European countries.
Czech Airlines was in 2013-2014 the permanent carrier from Perm to Czech Republic. However, due to the low loading in November 2014, the company has canceled flights from Perm
Out coming flow from Perm airport fell by 67.3% in the first seven months of this year. This autumn the flights to Dubai were not resumed, but charter flights to Turkey have returned. The airport, meanwhile, is increasing the amount of regional flights.
In Perm travel agencies confirmed that a certain percentage of Perm residents is still now flying to Czech Republic, but through Ekaterinburg and Moscow. From Yekaterinburg, the program is performed by “Czech Airlines” and "Ural Airlines". But this percentage is not essential for a single flight.
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.