Meanwhile, travel market players feel optimistic towards Germanwings initiative due to travel attractiveness of the destination. Thus, Andrey Smirnov, the Head of German Department of Altus, said: ‘the region has a good potential for excursion tourism – Mercedes Factory, Swarzwald, Boden See, Baden-Baden and other resorts are located near Stuttgart. Furthermore, Viktoria Zhenchevskaya, Director of DSBW, suggested: ‘we do not expect Stuttgart to become a mass-market destination. Nevertheless, its popularity will depend on the cost of flights – the advantage of low-cost airlines is attractive prices for one-way tickets’.
In general, experts expect businessmen rather than tourists to be interested in the new flight. Besides, Alexander Turchenko, Director of Chaika-Tour, said: ‘we forecast high demand for the flight in summer as many Russian people immigrated to southwest of Germany. Before their relatives flight via Frankfurt and now will fly directly’.