ATOR: the tour operators began to abandon aircraft “Kogalymavia”

ATOR: the tour operators began to abandon aircraft “Kogalymavia”


MOSCOW, 2 Nov. Tour operators Coral Travel and SunMar has decided to move the Egyptian tourist destinations with flights “Kogalymavia” on the other side of the carriers, said Monday Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.

The largest disaster in the history of Russian and Soviet aviation took place on Saturday: the Airbus A321 of airline “Kogalymavia”, who on Saturday was flying from the Egyptian Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed in the Sinai. Onboard there were 217 passengers and seven crew members. They all died.

“Tour operators Coral Travel and SunMar change the airline “Kogalymavia” on other carriers. They had flights to “Kogalymavia”, these companies have decided to put another carrier. Talk about complete failure is not, but while the tourists decided to replant on the other side,” — said Lomidze.

“Many tourists who do stay in Egypt or just going to go, are in a state of shock. There is concern, people ask questions, are nervous, call the travel company and specify the conditions of cancellation of tours, but on real actions of tourists are not yet affected. Bounce is still very small,” — said the Agency interlocutor.

Information about what Coral Travel of the carrier changes in Egypt, by telephone confirmed in the office of the tour operator. Chapter ATOR also said that all Russian airlines have decided to fly around the Sinai Peninsula, without waiting for the outcome of an investigation into the causes of the collapse of the liner.

“Moreover, the flights between Egypt and the Russian cities in more than 90% of cases is done by other airlines, and not “Kogalymavia”. The reaction is now observed, and the fears of flying to Egypt and from Egypt is a shock,” concluded the speaker.