The head of the Federal tourism Agency predicted the imminent launch of Charter flights to Turkey

Russian airlines will soon be able to resume Charter flights to Turkey, said in an interview with channel “Russia 24” the head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov.

“This work is already underway by the government, and I think that for a certain, not so distant time Charter will be transported and renewed”, – said Safonov.

He also noted that this year Turkey will go “not a very significant number of Russians”.

Before the press service of the Federal tourism Agency has released a statement saying that currently the sale of vouchers, which include Charter transportation in Turkey, is unlawful.

“Before the release of an official document providing for the lifting of the ban on Charter air transportation to Turkey, the tourist product can include transportation only within the framework of regular flights in this country. The company’s customers, formed a tourist product based on Charter flights can claim a full refund in the prescribed manner”, – stated in the message of the Federal tourism Agency.

Press Secretary of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Irina Tyurina said on Thursday that the Charter will not be restored in the coming days, as the government has not yet released a decision on the lifting of the ban on such flights.