Turkish Airlines for the first time launches charters from Kazan to Antalya
Turkish Airlines has launched a program of charter tourist flights from Kazan to Antalya, the press service of the airport in the capital of Tatarstan reported.
“The flights to Antalya are operated twice a day, seven days a week. At the end of May, it is planned to increase the number of flights to three per day,” the press release says.
The flights are carried out on A321 and Boeing-737-800 liners.
"In the second half of May, flights from Kazan to Bodrum and Dalaman are planned to be launched," the press release says.
The Turkish Airlines charter program to these cities from Kazan is being carried out for the first time, an airport representative told.
He noted that Turkish Airlines also operates regular flights from Kazan to Istanbul five times a week. According to him, in a month the Turkish airline plans to increase the frequency of flights in this destination.
Earlier it was reported that Turkish Airlines canceled part of the additional flights from Russian airports to Turkish resorts for the May holidays due to refusal to coordinate them by the Russian aviation authorities.
The Russian Union of Travel Industry (RCT) has asked the government to allow Turkish carriers to operate more flights to Russia. Due to the threat of arrest of aircraft of Russian airlines when flying to Turkish resorts, the possibilities of tour operators to arrange flight programs on the eve of the high season turned out to be very limited, Irina Tyurina, press secretary of the RCT, explained the problem.
On April 29, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation announced its readiness to coordinate additional flights of Turkish airlines.