The Russian Airlines are warned about possible suspension of charter flights to Turkey
“The Russian airlines are notified of a possible suspension of charter flights to Turkey”, - said Interfax agency an informed source. "A warning has been received about the possibility of temporary suspension of the charter flights of Russian airlines to Turkey's airports", - added the source. “A relevant notification was sent to the airlines signed by the Deputy Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation”, - reported another source of the aviation industry. According to him, the Agency connected it with the "difficult internal political situation" in Turkey. The carriers are recommended to take appropriate measures while planning existing charter programs. According to the press secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Irina Tyurina, the possible stop of charter programs to Turkey will lead to the fact that millions of tourists, who have already paid for their tours, can stay without rest. “The tour operators called the Rosaviatsia recommendation on charter flights to Turkey only as a warning, not an interdiction and a guide to action”, - reported in the Association of Tour Operators of Russia "The leading tour operators on Turkish direction say, that the media are distributing the text of a working document which has not been published anywhere officially, and is not a guide to action or a directive". On April 16, the parliamentary elections will be held in Turkey, the outcome of which is unpredictable. Taking into account the attempt of the coup in July 2016, we cannot exclude that opponents of Erdogan, dissatisfied with the results of the elections, will make some attempts to provoke violent civil disorder", - ATOR reminded.
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.