Analytical center of travel service Tutu.ru found out which air destinations are most popular in August. According to Tutu.ru, 89% of flights in August are scheduled within Russia, and 11% abroad. At the same time, among foreign destinations, the vast majority are in neighboring countries. This is data on independent travel and trips, excluding organized tours. The average check for a flight in Russia for August is 9,417 rubles one way, and to neighboring countries – 14,344 rubles one way.
Most flights in August are scheduled for the Moscow-Sochi route, which accounts for 11% of bookings. The average check in one direction is at the level of 8,793 rubles. About 4% of flights are scheduled between Moscow and St. Petersburg, an average of 3,280 rubles is paid for a ticket one way. The third most popular route in August is the Moscow-Kaliningrad direction, the average check here is 6,346 rubles one way. Also in the top 10 for August are St. Petersburg – Sochi, Moscow – Mineralnye Vody, Moscow – Makhachkala, St. Petersburg – Kaliningrad, Sochi – Yekaterinburg, Tyumen – Sochi and Moscow – Yekaterinburg.
Among foreign destinations, the countries of the near abroad are in the greatest demand for August: Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Turkey, Georgia and Israel are also in the top 10 popular countries.
Tutu.ru analysts note that the share of tickets for direct flights to Israel is about 37% of the total booking volume, and there are no direct flights to Georgia , but nevertheless these two countries are included in the ranking of the most popular for August. For the rest of the top 10 countries, the share of direct flights ranges from 69% to 94%.