AlfaStrakhovanie and analysts of Tutu travel service air tickets found out where the most flights are scheduled for the spring, how much tickets are bought on average, and what health risks most often accompany trips at this time of the year. The vast majority of trips (82.4%) are planned in Russia.
Most flights within Russia are scheduled on the routes Moscow – Sochi (6.3%), Moscow – Mineralnye Vody (4.2%), Moscow – Kaliningrad (3.3%) and Moscow – St. Petersburg (2.5%) . The average check for a ticket to Sochi from Moscow is on average 12.6 thousand rubles round-trip, to Mineralnye Vody – 13.8 thousand rubles, to Kaliningrad – 9.3 thousand rubles, and St. Petersburg – 5.1 thousand rubles
Tickets departing from Moscow to Yekaterinburg, Makhachkala, Kazan, Murmansk, Ufa, Samara, Chelyabinsk, Surgut, Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk are also popular. With a departure from St. Petersburg, tickets are most often taken to Moscow, Sochi, Mineralnye Vody, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Yekaterinburg.
Top 20 air destinations in Russia in the spring of 2023
Uzbekistan (15.1% of demand), Azerbaijan (15%) and Turkey (12.1%) are most often chosen for foreign flights. The average check for a ticket to Uzbekistan from Russia for the spring is 27.2 thousand rubles; to Azerbaijan – 26.4 thousand rubles, and to Turkey – about 36.6 thousand rubles.
There was also an increase in the number of trips to European countries (from 0.4% to 1.3%) and non-CIS countries (from 1.4% to 4.8%), for example, the United Arab Emirates and Israel. The top 10 also includes Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Belarus. In addition, the popularity of Thailand and Egypt remains.
The most common reason for applying to the insurance under the policies of temporarily traveling abroad (TZR) are colds and lung diseases. On average, in the spring they are fixed 23-25% of the total number of applications. Last year, the number of injuries during the spring holidays decreased significantly – to 12% from 18%. But the number of people seeking treatment due to poisoning and intestinal infections increased from 7 to 10%. Dental problems remain no less “popular” – last year alone, they were the reason for 11% of requests from AlfaStrakhovanie clients during their holidays.
“In the spring, as a rule, people already want to change their picture from white monotony to something new. Therefore, when choosing a vacation at this time, they are guided by the desire to do it quickly and comfortably, choosing the usual well-developed and proven routes both in Russia and abroad. When planning a vacation, it is important not to forget about unforeseen circumstances, not only with health, but also with external circumstances that can spoil your mood. For these cases, there are various types of insurance in AlfaStrakhovanie, which cover a variety of risks, including payments in case of flight delays, as well as loss of luggage ”, – says Anton Kolegov, head department of underwriting and methodology of travel insurance of AlfaStrakhovanie.