Number of Russians Spending New Year Break In Europe Down 17%

UrBC, Moscow, October 23, 2018. The number of Russians who booked a flight to Europe for the upcoming New Year break is down 17% this year compared with one year earlier; the share of Europe-bound passenger traffic declined from 16.1% to 13.3%, refers to its own research findings as indicating. The company looked into bookings made for December 15, 2018-January 15, 2019.

‘The prices for European flights have remained essentially the same, with the average amount down by 2% from RUR 25,677 to RUR 25,242 (round trip); the price of flying to other international destinations rose by 1% on average. Domestic flights, however, grew 7% more expensive, from RUR 13,000 up to RUR 14,000 on average. Flights to the CIS member states that will be operated around New Year are 10% more expensive now: the average price went up from RUR 16,448 to RUR 18,145,’ the research indicates.

Uzbekistan is now No.1 location to celebrate New Year, as 9.3% of all international bookings have been made for Uzbekistan-bound flights. This is twice as much as one year earlier. Germany (8.8%) and Czechia (7.9%) come next.

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