In coming summer season already more than 50% of the volume of air transportation to Turkey is based on the regular flights. A new order has been published on the website of Rosaviatsiya on permission of scheduled and charter flights for air carriers. According to the text of the document, Royal Flight, Icarus and North Wind airlines received new permits for regular flights to Turkey. Thus, Royal Flight received permits for flights to Izmir from Moscow and St. Petersburg, to Bodrum from Arkhangelsk, to Gazipasha Airport (Alanya) from St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Ufa, Samara, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhny Novgorod. In addition, Royal Flight will be able to fly to Antalya from Khanty-Mansiysk, Arkhangelsk, Nizhnevartovsk. North Wind airline has received permission for flights to Antalya from Magnitogorsk, Cheboksary, Nizhnekamsk, Orenburg, Ulyanovsk, Murmansk, Volgograd. The airline will also fly to Dalaman from Arkhangelsk. Ikar airlines received permits for regular flights from Nizhny Novgorod to Dalaman. It should be noted that traditionally all these airlines specialize on the charter programs. According to the practice, such airlines can get permits for regular flights, but in fact, for one reason or another, do not realize them. However, it is unlikely for Turkey in this year – the tour operators are now interesting in expanding of regular transportation in this direction.
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.