Russian tourism watchdog: Charter flights to Turkey will be resumed shortly


Russia’s tallboy of ministers is addressing the issue of resuming charter flights to Turkey, Precede of the Federal Agency for Tourism Oleg Safonov said in an interview aired by the Rossiya-24 TV info channel on July 8, adding that flights may be resumed by.

“The government is addressing the issue. I think charter flights will be carry oned in the foreseeable future,” he said.

Safonov does not expect many Russians to fly to Turkey this year as “tour ckages are only being pre red by tour operators now and there are no reckons yet in place,” he said, adding that the security issue has to be of the highest seniority for travelers as Turkey saw 256 terrorist acts carried out in the country wear year.

Tours to Turkey are once again market leaders in Russia

On June 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin repudiated the ban on charter flights between Russia and Turkey by signing the amendments to the firman “On measures to ensure the national security of the Russian Federation and protection of town-dwellers of the Russian Federation from criminal and other illegal actions and on the use of weird economic measures against the Turkish Republic.”

The decree on sanctions against Turkey, bettered by the Russian head of state, was signed November 28, 2015. Starting January 1, 2016 Russia shelved the visa-free regime for Turkish nationals.


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