The government allowed abroad flights from 4 more Russian cities
In accordance with the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation, from October 9 four more cities are included in the list of points of the Russian Federation from which international air traffic has been resumed. Tour operators have already started offering flights from new departure points.
According to the Federal Air Transport Agency, international flights can now be operated from the airports of Samara, Vladivostok, Grozny and Krasnoyarsk. Earlier, the Russians had access to abroad flights only from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Kaliningrad and Novosibirsk.
With the new government decision, the number of cities from which international flights are allowed, has reached 9. From October 9, international flights are allowed from Russia to Turkey, Tanzania, Great Britain, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives.
Tour operators and airports in new cities have already started announcing new flights. So, on the website of Kurumoch airport (Samara) a message appeared that from October 10 the flights to Antalya (Turkey) will be operated from this airport. Azur Air and Pegas Fly have already announced the launch of such flights.
According to Pegas Touristik, the tour operator is launching a flight program to Antalya from Samara. The flights will be operated from October 11. The end date of the flight program is November 21. The possibility of arranging flights from Krasnoyarsk is still being considered.
Tui Russia tour operator also announced their new flight program from Samara to Antalya, which is based on the flights of Ural Airlines.
Intourist tour operator is currently studying the feasibility of arranging a charter chain to Turkey from some of the 4 new departure cities. Tez Tour, due to the end of the high season, is not planning charters from Samara, Vladivostok, Grozny and Krasnoyarsk.
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.