Russian tourism will not suffer due to the suspension of flights between Ukraine and Russia, as well as because of the bans transit flights Since October 25, because the decision about the overflight of the territory of Ukraine has been adopted on the Russian Federation long before that, said Last news Vice-President of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Dmitry Gorin.
Ukrainian authorities on 16 September, has imposed punishment on 25 of the Russian airlines, which, for example, flew in a Russian Crimea. In response, Russia took the mirror measures concerning Ukrainian airlines. From October 25, direct flights between the countries for the time stopped.
the head of the Department noted that the first flights through the territory of Ukraine carried out in such popular among the citizens of Russia tourist destinations like Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Croatia.
"You could say that the ban of flights in the sky of Ukraine, which for Russian companies came into effect From 25th October, tourism will not suffer because the decision about the overflight of the territory of Ukraine there was adopted a long time ago. This was even before the crash of the Malaysian Boeing (in July of last year - ed.) because there were combat operations, " said Gorin.
He said that so did the majority of airlines of other countries." If you currently see some map on some web site that shows the status of the airspace over Europe, we Can see that there is a mass flyby of Ukraine ", - explained the expert.
"The economy of such journeys ultimately suffers, because you have to lay waste to the additional overflight in the price of the tickets. But we must pay tribute to the many Russian airlines that they do not leave this " fly " to the passengers and not charged co-payments ", - said Gorin.