The fall of tourist flow to Turkey is solely a consequence of the shortage of aircraft
Flights from Russia to Turkey's main resort have more than doubled since May, Recep Yavuz, head of the Antalya City Council Tourism Working Group, said.
If in May there were about 25 flights per day from Russia to Antalya (about 175 per week), then in the first week of June the picture was as follows: June 1 - 62 flights, June 2 and 3 - 56 flights each, June 4 - 110 flights, June 5 - 55 flights, June 6 - 53 and June 7 - 60 flights from the Russian Federation. The total number of flights in the first week of June was 452, with more than 100 000 Russians arriving on them.
So, presumedly, in June 2022 about 500 000 tourists from the Russian Federation may arrive in Antalya (taking into account a slight increase in the number of flights by the end of the month).
500 thousand tourists in Antalya in June 2022 is 28% less than in July 2021 (700 thousand) and 42% less than in June pre-pandemic 2019 (863 thousand of Russians).
The vast majority of Russian charter aircraft cannot now fly to Turkey due to the risk of detention at the request of lessors.
Against the backdrop of closed other beach countries, the demand for Turkey on the tourist market is truly enormous. Turkey this summer is practically the only mass foreign destination.
The drop of the flow of tourists to Turkey and Antalya in particular is solely a consequence of the shortage of aircraft and the narrowing of the geography of departures due to the "air sanctions" of Western countries. And not a "reduction in demand" at all. There is no reduction.