Tour operators began to arrange flight programs from Kazan for the new season. Among the most noticeable changes compared 2019 are increasing of flights to the capital of Crete.
So, flights to Heraklion from April will be offered by Tez Tour. As the head of PR service of the tour operator Svetlana Baranova said, the flights will be operated on the wings of Aegean Airlines with a frequency of once every 10 days. According to her, Crete is quite in demand on Kazan market, therefore, the company is confident that there will be no problems with loading of boards. In addition to Heraklion, in the new summer season, Tez Tour also plans to increase its flight program 3 times from the capital of Tatarstan to Turkey by increasing the capacity of its boards and 2,5 times to Sanya.
Tui Russia in the spring will continue to fly to Heraklion from Kazan. The flights will be performed on the boards of Ural Airlines. Also in the summer, the tour operator in cooperation with Azur Air will carry out flights to Barcelona, Antalya, Dalaman and Tunisia. Also Tui plans to transport tourists to Larnaca on the boards of Red Wing. The press service of Tui Russia clarified that the program has not yet been finalized and the schedule can be supplemented by the beginning of summer navigation.
Another tour operator aiming at Heraklion is Anex Tour. The flights will begin on April 28 on Ural Airlines with a frequency of 2 times a week. Also on the wings of Azur Air, this summer the tour operator will transport tourists from Kazan to the Dominican Republic, Spain, Italy, Tunisia (Enfidu and Djerba), Antalya and Dalaman.
According to Kazan travel agents, in addition to the above-mentioned tour operators, Coral Travel and Pegas Touristik will fly in Heraklion. However, so far they have not officially announced their plans for the summer. Olga Skorokhod, the director of the local travel agency Aquarelle, said that there are no problems with selling tours in Kazan, on the contrary, the demand often exceeds supply.
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.