Only 7% of advance flight bookings for summer 2023 were for flights abroad. Among domestic destinations, the top 5 traditionally included Moscow and St. Petersburg, with Sochi taking the lead with a 35% share.
Analysts of the Tutu.ru service shared statistics on advance bookings of air tickets for the summer of 2023. They calculate that only one in thirteen (7%) of these bookings are flights abroad. Among foreign destinations, flights from Moscow to Baku, Antalya, Istanbul, Tashkent and Yerevan became the most popular.
93% of flights in the summer period of the current year are scheduled to Russia. The top 5 popular destinations included Moscow and Saint Petersburg with shares of 9% and 7%, respectively. 6% and 4.6% of flights will be to Kaliningrad and Mineralnye Vody. Sochi became the leading city in terms of the number of advance flight bookings with a share of 35%.
For round-trip tickets from Moscow to Sochi, Russians pay an average of 16.8 thousand rubles, from St. Petersburg to Sochi – 21.2 thousand rubles.
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