Russia released charter flights to Bulgaria - the destination is already a hit!
Due to the current events in Tunisia and Egypt, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency removed the restrictions on charter flights for their airlines.
According to information from the financial-economic newspaper RBK daily, the companies that have the right to operate charter flights to Bulgaria are S7(Siberia Airlines), Transaero, Aeroflot, UTair, and Ural Airlines. According to RIA Novosti the companies with permission to operate charter flights to Bulgaria are eight.
That will drastically lower the air fares, which costs were raised over the last few years by S7 with approximately 15-20%, commented by Irina Petrova, CEO of Russian Tour Operator "Solvex".
Researchers expect that in this situation Bulgaria will become the hit of the season as early as june this year. According to Mrs. Petrova, it will be the cheapest destination on the Russian travel market.
However, Russian Tour Operators warn due to the globally increasing oil prices and the intensifiyng interest towards Bulgaria from Western European countries, tourists will have to plan their trips early in advance and not rely on Last Minute cheap offers.