Flights to Turkey’s Antalya have reopened from Koltsovo International Airport (operated by Airports of Regions MC). The first two flights were used by about 600 residents of the Urals region. Azur Air took off from Ekaterinburg at 03:40 local time while Ikar’s aircraft took off at 09:20 local time. The next flight from Ekaterinburg to the popular resort is scheduled for 14:00 today by Royal Flight.
Antalya is the most popular foreign destination for flights from Ekaterinburg. At the end of 2019, passenger traffic on this route exceeded 687,000 travellers. In 2021 flights to the Turkish resort have been operated until 15 April by seven airlines: Royal Flight, Azur Air, Nordwind, Red Wings, Ural Airlines, Ikar and Rossiya.
Intense measures to prevent coronavirus infection are being taken at Koltsovo Airport. The highest standards of Covid-safety in place at Ekaterinburg’s air hub have been confirmed by experts from the reputable international rating organisation Skytrax: this spring, Koltsovo has received the maximum possible rating of 5 stars as a result of an audit, indicating the highest level of cleanliness and strict compliance with all essential procedures in passenger service.