The website of the Federal Air Transport Agency published an order dated October 15, 2019 on the admission of airlines to international flights. According to the document, S7 Airlines will be able to fly to Georgia again on a regular basis. The regulator allowed the carrier to fly on the route Moscow - Kutaisi with a frequency of 7 flights per week.
In the tourism market, S7 Airlines' admission is considered as a favorable factor, indicating that air traffic between Russia and Georgia can soon be restored. Earlier, the spokesman of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov confirmed that negotiations are underway with Georgia.
Air traffic with Georgia was suspended by Russia in June 2019. A little later, guided by the order of the President, Rostourism recommended to terminate temporarily the sale of tours to Georgia.
Tour operators believe that after removal of the recommendations of the Federal Tourism Agency and restoration of air connections, the flow of tourists to Georgia will quickly recover. “Already in 2-3 months it will be possible to talk about an almost complete restoration of the demand. In general, the great demand will be for Tbilisi and its surroundings, as well as for the ski resorts,” said Alexander Tsandekidi, CEO of Mouzenidis Travel.
Currently, tour operators are not sell tours to Georgia.
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.