Tour operators continue to expand the network of cities of departure to UAE for the upcoming winter season.
So, Coral Travel tour operator informed that in addition to Moscow tourists will be able to fly to the Emirates from 13 cities of Russia, five of them are the new one - Chelyabinsk, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm and Tyumen. In the company this decision is justified by high demand, including early booking, as well as simplification of visa regime with UAE, favorable prices offers from hotels and one of the shortest beach destinations flight for the winter season. The plans for some increase of the flight program to UAE are confirmed in ANEX Tour Company. As the Head of the PR department of this tour operator Alena Khitrova said, the charter program by Azur Air airplanes is announced from 14 Russian cities, although the expert did not specify how many of them were added in comparison with the winter-2016/2017. Let us recall that earlier it became known about the increase of frequencies and the expansion of the geography of regular flights to UAE from FlyDubai airline. About half of the seats on the boards of this carrier are filled by Natalie Tours tour operator. As experts believe, if all the declared programs will held, the direction is threatened by large-scale dumping. Let's add - some observers suggest that the publication of plans by the tour operators to expand the regional geography of flights to UAE should be considered as a “probe of the soil”.
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.