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MOSCOW, April 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s national flag carrying airline Aeroflot plans taking about 350,000 passengers to Crimea this year, Yevgeny Skorobogatov, a spokesman for the airline said Wednesday at a meeting devoted to development of Crimea’s tourist industry.
Already now Aeroflot has requests for reservations in July and August.
“On our part, we’ve taken a number of steps to attract more passengers, as we cut down the airfares and made the conditions maximally comfortable for passengers,” Skorobogatov said.
He also said that the airlines Rossiya and Donavia were expected to launch two daily flights to Simferopol from Saint Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don respectively as of the end of April.
“Aeroflot doesn’t have any decline in the numbers of customers making reservations for Crimea this year compared with 2012,” Skorobogatov said. “Our airline carried 250,000 passengers to Crimea last year and it plans to take 350,000 this year, which means a projected 30% to 35% increase.