The big flight program from all the main tourist centers has been planned to Hainan by Russian tour operators for this winter season. Some of them are on the “low start” now. But the news about cancellation have also appeared. Thus the travel agents informed about Hainan destination flight program cancellation from Samara. The start was planned on 14.10.19, but 04.10.19 the program was cancelled. That was the program of Anex tour operator, which confirmed this news without comments. The flight is absent in the schedule of airport Kurumoch now.
We can suppose that tour operator is not satisfied with the booking situation in the region. It also may be the result of competition with Tez tour operator still having Hainan destination flights from Samara twice a week.
According to travel agents’ information the tourists with booked packages for Hainan from Samara can get FOC transfer to the city with the same flight program of Anex tour operator. Anex tour operates Hainan from Moscow, St.Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Perm, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don and Ujzhno-Sakhalinsk with Azur Air company according to the information for the moment.
Only several days had passed after the flight program from Samara cancellation when Anex TO have found another decision. The program now is in the schedule as Samara-Rostov-on-Don. Then the passengers will leave the air craft and pass the registration once again for the international flight Rostov-on-Don-Sanya. And the start of the program is 2 weeks later-28.10.19 till the end of December.
Travel agents don’t like such complex routes, but it’s better than program cancellation. And travel industry remember the successful experience of such way of transportation through Rostov-on-Don to Greece several years ago by another TO.
Marina Eremeeva, worked more than 17 years in travel agency business, first on the position of sales manager, and later as director and co-owner of «4 Tours», one of the biggest travel agency in Rostov-on-Don (Southern part of Russia). Graduated from Rostov State Pedagogical Institute (Russia) with specialisation in Foreign Languages, and from Rostov Institute of International Economy (Russia) with specialisation in International Economy, Marina is focused on analysis of sales of different destinations from Russia. Recently Marina works in Baginet Sales and Marketing Agency.