Airlines announced a record number of flights to the Black Sea resorts

Russian airlines announced a record number of flights to the Black Sea resorts, Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg for the summer. On average, there will be two to three times more flights to these destinations than in the summer of 2019, Vedomosti reports, citing data from airport operators. The main reason for the increase in the number of flights was the continued ban on international routes.

The number of flights from Sheremetyevo airport to Anapa, Gelendzhik, Simferopol and Sochi (and vice versa) will grow 1.5-2 times compared to June-August 2019, to Kaliningrad – by 11%. In total, 2.6 million passengers fly from Sheremetyevo to these five directions over the summer. “The main factor in the growth of traffic is the preservation of restrictions on international routes, including Turkey, Egypt, and Europe, which are traditionally popular among Russians,” the airport’s press service said.

From Domodedovo, planes to the south and to Kaliningrad this summer will fly 90% more often than in 2019. There will be 170 flights per week in Sochi (in 2019 there were 80), to Simferopol – 193 (was 125), to Gelendzhik – 53 (was 10), to Anapa – 87 (was 59), to Kaliningrad – 77 (was 25) …

The same situation is observed at regional airports. At almost all airports of the Airports of Regions holding (Yekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novy Urengoy, Samara, Saratov) the number of flights to the south has increased 1.5-2 times.

According to a survey by and SberAvto services, 86% of Russians plan to spend their summer vacation without going abroad. In Moscow or the Moscow region, 14% of the respondents plan to spend their vacations, in the Crimea – 12%, Sochi – 10%.

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