Pegas Touristik Plan To Launch Kazan - Antalya Flights

Pegas Touristik Plan To Launch Kazan - Antalya Flights

10.03.2006, 16:29
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Pegas Touristik Plan To Launch Kazan - Antalya Flights
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   Considerable increase in demand for flights to Antalya from Kazan is expected in summer due to the initiative of Moscow travel Company Pegas Touristik. Instead f Tu-154 the touroperator, that started co-operation with the region a year ago, intends to launch flights by Il-86 by Tatarstan Airlines simultaneously increasing the number of flights to the destination. The details will be defined by the Mitt exhibition in Moscow at the end of March. However, it has been revealed already that flights will start at the end of April. Inna Papsheva, General Director of Pegas Touristic – Kazan, commented on the situation: ‘We plan to realize around seven flights per week and the volume of sales will be 3-5 times bigger’.
   Nevertheless, experts doubt the operator will be able to realize such considerable number of flights without agents. Probably, other Moscow travel companies will buy blocks on the flights – Mostravel that has recently established its office in Kazan, and Anex Tour. However, neither of them has confirmed the information.
   Furthermore, Kazan travel companies that might also buy blocks on the flights to Turkey divided opinions regarding such an initiative. For example, Marcel Musin, Director of Intourcenter, commented on the situation as follows: ‘as soon as we know about flight frequency and rates we will start negotiating. I think, there are ten potential blockers’. On the other hand, Ramil Miftakhof, stated as follows: ‘I doubt local companies will buy blocks as none of them want to get involved into pricing war. Dumping prices can be expected from Anex or Mostravel, if not from Pegas itself that can reduce prices due to in-country services’.
   Furthermore, TEZ TOUR working in the Tatarstan travel market stimulates the intrigue. At the moment the company realize flights to Turkey from Begishevo, located 300 kilometers from Kazan and plan to start its office in Kazan. Experts believe, that in case Pegas offers attractive rates tourists will prefer flying by its flight that will make it impossible to avoid pricing wars.

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