The first regular flights between China and Sochi will launch in summer of 2016

SOCHI, October 18. /Corr. Tatiana Polinyuk/. Scheduled flights between the Russian resort of Sochi and China is scheduled to launch in summer 2016. This was reported to journalists by the Deputy managing Director for tourism “International airport Sochi”, Dmitry Zaikin.

“We believe that this will be the summer of 2016, but the exact date no one calls. We are working with Chinese carriers for several years, but for Chinese carriers flew into Sochi, it is necessary several factors. It is the willingness of the city to accept Chinese tourists and the willingness of Chinese tourists to travel to rest in Sochi, the presence of strong economic ties between Krasnodar region and the provinces of the people’s Republic of China”, – said the representative of the airport.

According to him, the Federal air transport Agency has already appointed airline companies for the implementation of the flights from Sochi to China. “Orenburg airlines” has received the appointment on route Sochi to Beijing, the airline “Taimyr” – on route Sochi to Urumqi,” said Zaikin.

Prospects of development of relations in the field of tourism and business discussed at Sochi forum “Russia and China: development and prospects in the XXI century”. According to the President of Sino-Russian analytical center Sergey Sanakoev, flights from China to Sochi will be implemented only when guarantees download the return flights. “We actually firmly believe that our Chinese partners intend to put on. Of course, there are mutual obligations, or we are talking about alternative on Russian companies, or a guarantee of return download Chinese flights,” – said Sanakoev.

The resort of Sochi since last year, already offers tourists from China special tourism product. This includes familiarity with the Olympic facilities and balneological complex Macesta”, visiting a landmark for Chinese citizens historical sites: house-Museum “Dacha “Stalin”. Since the beginning of March this year Sochi have already visited about 5 thousand Chinese visitors.