Turkish Airlines flights will return to Russia in July
Despite previously announced plans, Turkish Airlines airplanes will not fly to Russia in June. The Turkish carrier can resume its flights to the cities of the Russian Federation only at the second and third stage of the plan of the restoration of international flights developed by the company.
Turkish Airlines (THY) developed a three-month plan to restart overseas flights. According to the latest information, flights abroad will begin on May 28. THY plans to recover international transportation gradually, taking into account the epidemiological situation in countries and their willingness to open borders.
At the first stage, in June 2020, the carrier will operate 75 flights a week to 22 destinations in 22 countries of the world.
For example, the list includes Kazakhstan (Almaaty), Belarus (Minsk), Georgia (Tbilisi), Canada, Afghanistan, Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Lebanon, Kuwait and Israel.
As it was previously reported, the priority of the Turkish government is the German market. So in June, THY plans to immediately include in the list 4 German cities: Frankfurt, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich.
The flights to Russia will return in the Turkish Airlines schedule at the second stage - in July. On the map of flights in July are two cities of the Russian Federation - Moscow and St. Petersburg. From the informational materials of the carrier, it is not clear whether flights from cities of the Russian Federation to Istanbul only will be carried out or transportation to Antalya will also be available.
At the third stage, in August of this year, the Turkish carrier plans to operate 937 frequencies to 160 destinations in 98 countries of the world. In particular, THY will resume flights from Kazan to Istanbul.
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.