Russia resumes flights abroad

Russia on Saturday resumes flights abroad after a long break due to pandemic coronavirus. From 1 August you can fly to the UK and Turkey, and in Tanzania, which is also in the list of allowed departure countries, while flight no.

Russia on the background of the pandemic coronavirus as of March 27, stopped regular and Charter flights with other countries with a few exceptions, including export flights from abroad. During this period, air travel has dropped significantly — especially international. For example, in June, on international routes were transported 40,3 thousand people or 0.7% from last year.

So far, the flights resumed in three countries: the UK, Turkey and Tanzania.

As reported by the Federal air transport Agency, the first after the resumption of international air services flights between the Russian Federation and foreign countries on Saturday to carry out airlines "Aeroflot", "Win", the Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines.

The airline "Aeroflot" August 1, will start regular flights to Istanbul, 10 Aug — in Antalya. Loukoster "Victory" from August 1, also opens up flights to Istanbul, from August 10 to two to Antalya airport Antalya Gazipasa, 2 September to Dalaman.

S7 Airlines 10 Aug resumes flights to Antalya and Dalaman. "Russia" launches flights to Antalya from 10 August.

Azur air from August 10 launches flights to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-don.

Resumes regular flights, Turkish Pegasus Airlines. The schedule of the carrier on 1 August, the flight from Istanbul to Moscow ("Domodedovo").

Resume regular flights to the UK. "Aeroflot" August 1, is planning two regular flights from Moscow to London. It is expected that on 2 August, will resume flights airline British Airways. It plans in August to run 2 flights a week from London to Moscow.

Moscow airport "Vnukovo" has informed that it will open flights to Turkey (Istanbul (both airports), Ankara, Antalya, Dalaman, Bodrum) and the UK (London-Luton). Flights to Turkey will perform "Victory", Turkish Airlines, Air Azur, iFly. Flights to the UK will be operated by Wizz Air UK.

About plans to fly to Tanzania have not yet reported any one carrier.

Representatives of travel business not noted significant demand for travel in the UK and Tanzania, but record an increased interest in holidays in Turkey.

Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze said that the appearance on the market of the Turkish resorts not affected the popularity of domestic tourism. She explained that the majority of Russians have already decided on a vacation in the summer season and not everyone is ready to change them.

Many tourists are afraid to go to the first Charter in Turkey, because I want to wait for the return of tourists and listen to feedback. There are those who fear that the plans of operators will be adjusted again and again there will be problems with the refund.

In addition, for Russian tourists is also available in one country — from August 1 Russia opens the border with Abkhazia.