Posted on 28 May 2010
A new study by Anna.Aero has revealed 50% growth in air traffic from Turkey into Russia since last May. Turkey is now the second largest country in terms of air traffic into Russian airports the study found.
This is a result of massive improvements in accessibility between the two countries. For example, Ural Airlines operated just two weekly flights from Ekaterinburg to Istanbul last May, whereas this May it is offering 38 weekly departures between the two countries, including 16 weekly flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Antalya and 10 weekly flights from St Petersburg to Antalya.
This is yet another sign of Turkey’s development into one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
It is also good news for Turkish accessibility. This is because flights will undoubtedly increase going to Russia, and once people go many of them must return, so there will be near equal demand for flights from Russia into Turkey.
The massive growth in Turkish travel to Russia is undoubtedly one of the reasons why the two countries recently scrapped visas for travel between them. The scrapping of visas will almost certainly boost growth in travel to and from Russia into Turkey exponentially.