In winter, the clients of the tour operator Coral Travel will be able to go to Istanbul on direct flights from Moscow. The charter flights will be operated to Sabiha Gokcen Airport by Royal Flight, Turizmguncel.com reported on October 5. According to the portal, the program starts on October 28 and will last until December 23 with a frequency of 5 times a week, after which the frequency will decrease to three times a week.
Let us remind you that earlier TUI announced its programs in Istanbul, and also announced Intourist. Turkish airlines have increased by one flight the frequency of flights from Istanbul to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Pegas Turistik has also expanded its flight program to Istanbul: from Moscow there are flights daily, from Kazan and St. Petersburg from October 26 to 3 times a week, from Rostov from October 27 – 2 times a week.
According to CEO of the company Anna Podgornaya, the reason for the popularity of Istanbul is not only the limited choice in the winter range, but also its versatility. It is not only an excursion center, but also a hub for further trips both within Turkey and abroad. Thus, a number of tour operators are planning to sell trips to Mesopotamia with a visit to Istanbul in the winter season.
According to experts, as a result of this, an oversupply of transportation is formed on the direction, which, in turn, can lead to dumping. Already, the cost of a weekly tour for Coral Travel for two starts from 36.5 thousand rubles, but there are also cheaper options – ICS Travel Group has packages from 30 thousand rubles.
In addition, the small depth of booking does not allow adequately assessing the prospects for the winter. In this regard, adjustments are inevitable, observers summarize.
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