Hundreds of Russian tourists arrive in Turkey's vacation hubs on first day of flights

Hundreds of tourists arrived in Turkey from Moscow on Aug. 10, the first day of Russian flights into Turkish vacation hubs since the pause in operations due to COVID-19. Moscow had restarted flights to Istanbul and Ankara on Aug. 1.

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Flights from Russia to Turkey's vacation hubs recommenced as of Aug. 10, with the first trip bringing hundreds of tourists in Mediterranean province of Antalya alone.

Majority of the 519 passengers arriving in Antalya were seen wearing masks in accordance with regulations.

A flight from Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport landed in Antalya at 3.25 a.m., signaling the continuation of business Turkey's largest tourism partner.

A plane from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport arrived in Dalaman at 7.20 a.m. with 178 tourists onboard.

After a suspension in March due to COVID-19, flights from Moscow to Antalya, as well as to Aegean Dalaman and Bodrum, will resume under health precautions.

Flights to Istanbul and Ankara had restarted on August 1.

Some 7,017,657 Russian tourists had vacationed in Turkey in 2019, making the country Turkey's largest tourist importer.

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