A Representative of Moscow Office of Polet Airlines explained the details of the program: Yak – 42D (120 seats) will fly twice a week – on Mondays and Fridays. According to Andrey Lebedintsev, General Director Deputy in the sphere of passenger flights, Dublin is an attractive destination due to lack of direct flights from Moscow to the destination.
Meanwhile, travel market players that specialize in the Irish destination point out that the most considerable part of passenger flow to Dublin consists of those who go to study English. Moreover, companies that organize educational tours outline annual 12-15% increase in demand for Ireland. Thus, Victoria Zharkova, Press Coordinator of Basic Language commented on the Polet Airlines initiative as follows: ‘a direct flight to Dublin is a good idea! Now our groups fly via Riga by AirBaltiс with an average cost of a flight 520 Euro. Tariffs on direct flight might be lower. However, there have been no business propositions from the Airline that we could consider advantageous’.
A Representative of Polet Airlines Press Service said to a BANKO correspondent that co-operation terms with tour operators are being prepared at the moment. The Airline plan to offer them special tariffs. At the moment economy class flight by Polet costs around 500 Euro, including fees.