Malaga airport – Costa del Sol maintains this winter for the first time direct air links with Russia. The operator Natalie Tours has announced that it will establish two frequencies per week between Malaga and Moscow during the offseason, specifically from October 31 until April 30, 2013.
Thus is guaranteed the stability of weekly direct connections with the Russian market during the months of lower tourism, providing the province of Malaga and the Costa del Sol with a large number of travellers.
The profile of tourists from Russia has a higher purchasing power than the average for international travellers coming to Andalusia, spending most of their travel budget at the destination.
Moreover, they are especially attracted by those products in which Andalusia is particularly competitive, as sun and beach, cultural and monumental tourism and leisure. Similarly, other segments for which Russian tourists show great interest are shopping and snow sports.
Natalie Tours, founded in 1992, is one of the largest operators of Russia and has about 2,000 travel agency partners and collaborators. In 2011 they sent some 14,000 Russian customers to Andalusia and this year they offer packages on the Costa del Sol and tours focusing on urban tourism and cultural offer.