Aeroflot Airlines opens a large-scale program of direct flights from 13 cities of Russia to the points of the Black Sea coast – Anapa, Sochi, Simferopol – as well as to Krasnodar and Rostov-on-Don. This is stated in the message of the carrier, which was received by Izvestia on Friday, April 16.
Flights will be operated from Arkhangelsk, Chelyabinsk, Samara, Kazan, Murmansk, Novosibirsk, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Ufa, Orenburg, Surgut and Syktyvkar.
Tickets for these destinations are already on sale.
“The program will contribute to the growth of interregional traffic bypassing Moscow, and will also serve as a powerful incentive for the development of domestic tourism,” the press service notes.
The airline’s own flights to these destinations will begin operating on May 24.
In addition, from June 1 Aeroflot will launch direct flights from Krasnoyarsk to Krasnodar, Simferopol, Sochi and Blagoveshchensk.
The current schedule can be found on the airline’s website.
It is emphasized that the South of Russia is “traditionally popular” among citizens from various regions of the country during vacations and summer vacations.
“Direct flights without transfers in Moscow will allow passengers to save time and money, and a convenient schedule will help to plan the trip as conveniently as possible,” the airline said.
At a briefing on April 15, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned Russians that overseas trips currently carry great risks due to the worsening epidemiological situation in the world due to COVID-19.
According to the ATOR rating, the leading domestic tourist destinations among Russians since the beginning of this year are five regions that were not previously popular. These are Murmansk, Murmansk region, Kaliningrad region, Bashkiria, Dagestan and North Ossetia. Among the resorts of the Black Sea coast, the resorts are in demand for the Krasnodar Territory and the Crimea.