Moscow. On 26 November. The Turkish direction is likely to be closed, said on Thursday to journalists by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vnukovo airport Vitaly Vantsev.
“Any positive news for the market is not worth waiting, most likely, the Turkish market is closed”, he said.
According to Vantsev, the largest international markets for the airport “Vnukovo” were Ukraine, Turkey and Egypt: “Ukraine was one of our biggest international markets. Only from Moscow to Kiev was 25 year-round daily flights. On average 150 seats on each side, the occupancy rate in these areas was up to 89%, sometimes 95%. We have not had a season with Ukraine. The flights are all year round. Today all this is not lost and it’s all country”, – he said.
Vantsev said that the passenger traffic in Ukraine decreased in the last year. “The number of frequencies at once fell, about 3-4 frequencies per day between Moscow and Kiev. This year we have suffered other blows are Egypt and Turkey,” he said.
Vantsev did not predict the scale of reduction of passenger traffic due to the closure of Ukraine, Egypt and possibly Turkey.
“The result of all this – and Egypt, and Turkey – in the real numbers we will see next year. Cheaper destinations than Turkey and Egypt, no longer on the market. Probably, part of this tourist flow will go to Greece, some to Israel, because there is also the resorts, and they are not so expensive. And the rest of the thread, likely to remain in the summer season in the Crimea and on the coast of the North Caucasus”, says Vantsev.