Aeroflot has announced a program of flights to the Greek island of Mykonos from the Russian capital for the 2022 summer tourist season.
The national carrier announces direct flights that will be operated from April 23 to October 29 four times a week, reports GreekReporterreferring to TourDom.ru, whose specialists have access to the Amadeus system.
There are no tickets on sale yet, and fares have not been published. Perhaps Aeroflot took a break, given the political uncertainty. It is not yet clear how the EU’s reaction to the recognition of the DPR and LPR will affect tourist activity in European destinations.
In a positive scenario, experts expect that flights to Mykonos will be in demand mainly among individual travelers. Dimitris Charitidis, head of TEZ TOUR Greece, explains: “Hotels on the island are expensive, even accommodation in apartments is not budget-friendly.” He believes that tour operators will limit themselves to purchasing air tickets for flights on demand, it is doubtful that they will buy them at group rates.
Back in 2005, an attempt was made to put tourist air transportation on Mykonos. Then Transaero flights from the Russian capital were consolidated by the Southern Cross (the airline and the tour operator had already left the market). But at that time, only three sorties took place, and then the program was curtailed due to insufficient loading of aircraft.