Koltsovo international airport (affiliated with the Airports of Regions holding) has serviced 575 thou passengers in June and July of 2019, flying from Yekaterinburg to Russian and foreign recreational destinations. Year-on-year the traffic has grown by more than 5% on these routes. Turkey remains the most popular destination abroad among the Urals residents. In June and July the traffic to Antalya, Dalaman and Bodrum neared 230,000 passengers. Today there are up to 10 daily flights to Turkish resorts from Koltsovo, including daily flights on jumbo jets Boeing-747, -777 and -767.
The current summer season is notable for substantial traffic growth on domestic resort routes. Thus in 2019 the traffic, heading for Russian Black Sea hideaways, has risen by more than a third to 233,000 passengers. This has been a major trend for all southern destinations: Simferopol (52%), Sochi (33%), Gelendzhik (21%), Mineralnye Vody (124%).
People of the Urals are also interested in other domestic recreational sanctuaries beyond the Black Sea area, including Altai, largely due a direct flight from Yekaterinburg to Gorno-Altaisk opened early in 2009.
The TOP-5 most popular resort routes include Antalya, Sochi, Simferopol, Anapa and Larnaka.
An intensive flight program to recreational destinations from Koltsovo will continue unabated during the mellow season. Until the end of October residents of the Urals can take direct flights to national and international health resorts, be it the Russian South, Greece (Iraklion, Rhodes, Thessaloniki), Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Tunisia (Monastir, Enfidha, Djerba), UAE, Vietnam or Thailand.
For more detail see the airport’s site or the sites of airlines to know the timetable and terms.