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Friday, October 28, 2016

After the opening of Egypt for the tourists tours will be cheaper than before

Lovers Egyptian pyramids and the red sea, with its exotic fish and the coral was excited about the news that the Russian airlines have started to submit applications for flight operations to Egypt. A number of domestic carriers have appealed to the Ministry of transport’s permission. It also became known that one of the leading Russian airlines began to design its offices in Cairo airport.

Prospects for the resumption of tourist arrivals in Egypt and possible prices for the tours, we talked with the Vice — President of the Association of tour operators of Russia Dmitry GORIN.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

-What airlines have applied for permits for performance of flights to Egypt, does not mean anything, – says Dmitry Orlov. – Airlines may have tolerances, but to use them, they can only after opening the air communication. Another thing is that these airlines are applying for regular flights.

-Hope for the prices of yesteryear Russians don’t need?

-Prices will be normal. The history of Turkey shows that after the opening of Charter flights, tour prices were quite competitive. The average cost of a package in this direction now – 25 thousand rubles per person. This is a very cheap price, considering that it includes flights. Egypt — the direction of a seaside resort. Do not forget that hotels now are not loaded in full. But this does not mean that there will be some dumping. But the prices for tickets will definitely be at the level of previous years or, subject to Charter flights, even below.

-How many charters to expect in Egypt?

-If you see it that way, the airline will carry in Egypt at least 500 flights a month. But it will not be immediately. We have developed the model of organization of transport with a phased opening direction. Presumably, that will first open one airport, will be operated regular flights through some time — Charter. And cameramen this will make it easier to build their flight program. Aircraft we have enough demand, too, I think, will recover quickly. The experience of Turkey shows that people are buying tours, based on the ratio price — quality and choose those areas that interest them.

At the end of September in Cairo with the group of experts will travel the Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov. And according to the results of the inspection of security measures at airports will be possible to make any conclusions.


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