Tourists will fly from Moscow to the Greek Peloponnese and Corfu by direct flights
From July 23, NordStar Airlines will start operations on the route Moscow - Araxos (Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece). Regular flights will be operated twice a week for the benefit of the tour operator Tez Tour.
Flights from the Russian capital to Araxos were authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation on June 18, as a part of the expansion of air transportation to Greece, and with a maximum frequency of two per week.
As the managing director of Tez Tour Greece, Dimitris Haritidis, explains, the Peloponnese airport does not formally have international status, and this caused some difficulties in obtaining a permit. But since the air hub has all the necessary infrastructure for servicing flights from abroad - customs and border services - the Federal Air Transport Agency made an exception for it.
A week ago, market participants noted that the demand for tours to Greece is below expectations. However, according to Dimitris Haritidis, as the first planes flew on the route, there was a good positive dynamic in bookings.
As for the Peloponnese, according to the expert, the pricing policy of hoteliers contributes to the activation of sales. Hotel chains Aldemar and Grecotel (they account for up to 80% of requests) offer favorable rates.
In addition, Biblio-Globus reported that their partner airline Rossiya had received permission for regular flights from Moscow to the Greek island of Corfu. But, tours based on the indicated air transportation to this popular resort in Greece have not yet been listed in the tour operator's booking system.