S7 launches direct flights to Iceland

Flights will be operated once a week on Saturdays by Aircrafts Boeing-737-800 with a total capacity of 76 seats, including 8 seats for Business class. There were no direct flights between Russia and Iceland before.

The Ministry of International Relations of Russia warns tourists about the riots in Vietnam

Russian citizens in Vietnam were advised to avoid mass gatherings due to the riots in the country. According to the report, protests were held in Ho Chi Minh city and the provinces of Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Kyesang and on Phu Quoc island.

More flight options to Sardinia are available now due to the launch of new direct flights

The representative of the S7 airline Tatiana Galasheva announced the launch of regular flights to Sardinia (Cagliari and Olbia) from the beginning of June. Flights from Domodedovo airport to Cagliari Elmas are operated twice a week, to Olbia Costa Smeralda airport – three times a week by Airbus A320.

Royal Flight launched a direct flight between Moscow and Guiyang

Weekly flights will operate between the capital of Russia and the center of the Chinese province of Guizhou in the South-West of China.

The flight will depart from the Longdongbao international airport on Tuesdays at 13:10 local time (08:10 GMT). Travel time will be about 9 hours. According to the Agency, the flight back from the Russian capital will take place in the evening of the same day at 22:00 GMT (03:00 of the next day in Beijing). The flights will be carried out on the Boeing-767.

The Chinese airport serves only 19 international routes.

 The hotels on Cyprus are facing the shortage of rooms in July. Is there a chance of overbooking?

For the dates from 6 to 8 July in the Cyprus resort of Protaras 99% of the hotels are booked, in Aya Napa – 93%, in Paphos – 88%. Such figures, indicating the future difficulties with the availability of rooms in the objects of the island, show the portal vkcyprus.com with reference to the Cyprus newspaper «Phileleftheros».

As explained by «Biblio-Globus», about 90% of the rooms in the hotels of Cyprus are being sold through tour operators and only about 10% are for direct sales. According to Biblioglobus July bookings in Cyprus are high and the FIT may face problems while making reservations in Protaras.  Howeveк the rooms shortage will only concern the FIT, as the tour operators work on rooms allotments and still have availability for early July.

Tours to the Costa Brava are sold at the price of tickets. What are the perspectives?

Packages costs to Costa Brava in the second half of June range from 34 thousand rubles (500€). At the same time, the average cost of round trip tickets from the capital to Barcelona during this period is also 32-34 thousand rubles (500€).

«The demand for Barcelona is stable, all the planned sales are carried out in full,» commented the tour operator ANEX Tour.

Meanwhile, other tour operators note that low demand has complicated the situation for suppliers. The destination was expected to show an increase to 50%. Therefore, most large companies have raised the number of flights and already in winter it was clear that the market may have an overabundance of transportation. «And by the beginning of the high season, tour operators faced a decline in sales in most European destinations due to changes in the currency rate,” – explained the President of “Natalie tours” Vladimir Vorobyov.

Tour Operator «Intourist» canceled the charter flights program from St. Peresburg to Antalia.

Tour Operator «Intourist» canceled summer charter program from St. Peterburg to Antalia which was supposed to be done by the Atlasglobal airline. Airline refused cooperation with Tour Operator, the Intourist could find a replacement for only one of seven weekly flights.

On the 8 of June travel agencies have received a letter from Tour Operator Intourist. It was written in the letter, that all the program of the flights of Tour Operator by the Atlasglobal airlines is canceled from 13 of June till the end of the summer season.

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