The volume of transportation to India will be increased
From March 31 Ural Airlines will start to fly from Moscow Domodedovo to Indian Mumbai. The stated frequency is four times a week.
The price of air tickets starts from 22.4 thousand Rubles (299 Euros) one way and 37.8 thousand Rubles (504 Euros) for a round-trip flight.
Ural Airlines Company noted that the new flights can attract tourists who want to get acquainted with the unique historical sights of the city. Among them are Chakhtrapati-Shivaji station, hanging gardens and Jarawahi slum area.
Meanwhile, tour operators are not so optimistic in assessing the prospects of new flights. They remind that Mumbai is not of interest for tourists as a separate destination. Moreover, even within the framework of combined programs, it is not too much in demand. According to experts, as a rule, excursion routes around the country start from Delhi, where both Russian and foreign carriers fly from Moscow. “If the carrier launches one flight a week, for example, to Kerala, then there would be no questions about loading. But a good loading of four flights, also in spring, when there is a rainy season in the region, is unlikely,” says Tatyana Markova, the head of the Indian department of Vand tour operator.
Meanwhile, according to observers, airlines calculate all the risks while taking a decision on a new route.
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.