Turkey launches airline for Russians

Turkey is working to launch a new airline, Southwind, which will specialize in the transportation of tourists from Russia. This is reported by the Turkish edition AirportHaber.

Sergey Pivovarov / RIA Novosti

The company will be based in Antalya (one of the leading resort towns of the country), and the start of the company is scheduled for the end of May.

It is reported that thanks to such initiatives and state support for tourism, Turkish authorities expect to attract up to 2 million Russian tourists.

“Enterprising Turks will not miss their own,” the economist, associate professor of RANEPA Sergey Khestanov notes. – In the Cold War era (after 1967) the USSR did not have direct flights with Israel, the flights were through Vienna. Perhaps now we will fly through Turkey”.

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