Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport started to host direct scheduled flights from Russia. Pobeda, a brand of Aeroflot Group, launches reciprocal flights from Moscow three times a week.
Operated by TAV Airports, Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport welcomed the first flight arriving from Russia at the beginning of summer season. The ceremony, which was organized to celebrate the first scheduled flight of Pobeda Airlines arriving from Moscow, was attended by Gazipaşa District Governor Nurullah Kaya, Gazipaşa, Alanya and Anamur mayors, Pobeda General Manager Andrey Kalmykov, TAV Gazipaşa Coordinator Cengiz Aşıklı, local officials, representatives of NGOs and journalists. Arriving at Gazipaşa Airport with a Boeing 737-800 NG, 188 passengers were welcomed with flowers.
TAV Gazipaşa Chief Operations Officer Cengiz Aşıklı stated: "Having been operated by TAV Airports since 2008, Gazipaşa Airport provides significant contribution to the development of the region. We work in collaboration with all our stakeholders, the local authorities in particular, to have the region got the recognition it deserves in terms of tourism potential. We promoted Gazipaşa and Alanya at all fairs we attended and all events we organized. We now started to get the results of these attempts. Alanya region is one of the leading attraction centers for Russian tourists with its natural beauties and cultural values. We are glad that Pobeda, which is amongst the fast growing airlines in Russia, started to launch reciprocal flights between Gazipaşa and Moscow".
Pobeda General Manager Andrey Kalmykov stated: “We are delighted to expand our network with another exciting destination for our leisure travelers. As Alanya surely will be in high demand amongst Russian tourists, we recommend our customers to take the opportunity, book the lowest fares quickly and spend a memorable holiday in the Turkish Riviera, the paradise of sun lovers. Our friendly crew looks forward to welcoming you on board a with a smile!"
Pobeda started to launch reciprocal flights between Moscow Vnukova and Gazipaşa-Alanya as of April 21st. The airlines will perform reciprocal flights three times a week until November. Pobeda, a subsidiary of Aeroflot Group, has the youngest fleet in Russia. By 2018, the company has the goal to achieve a fleet of 30 aircraft and 10 million passengers per year.