Russian tourists to use private Turkish jets

DAILY SABAH
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Wealthy Russian tourists, who are addicted to comfort, will join Arab tourists in preferring Turkish private aviation for their trips to Turkey this summer. Moreover, interest in private jets has increased this year, said Cenk Gökan, chairman of private jet rental company, Plures Air.

Plures Air Chairman Gökan stated that the resistance of domestic private aviation will continue to contribute to the Turkish economy. Underscoring that rich Arab tourists from the Middle East, Gulf countries and North Africa, who spent their holiday in Turkey in 2016, preferred Turkish private aviation, Gökan said they will carry rich and freeliver Russian tourists to Turkey this summer with their special top model jets.

Indicating that 3.5 million Russian tourists are expected to come to Turkey in 2017, Gökan said, "There are also very rich Russians among the tourists coming from Russia. We are seeing positive signals as early as the first quarter of 2017. Russian businessmen want their transfers to the region where they will spend their vacations as comfortable as possible, without having to deal with flight permits and organizing transportation. Plures Air, which has many references from our special guests in this regard, will make important flights once again this summer."

Stating that Plures Air is competing with the world in private aviation, Gökan said, "From the Saudi princes, who are devoted to the comfort of their crowded families in their travels, to the Qatari businessmen, and travelers from North African countries like Libya, where some Russian billionaires cannot fly on scheduled flights, we have carried so many tourists and businessmen with our private jets up to now."

Elaborating on the company's services to wealthy foreigners, the chairman noted that Plures Air has the power to compete with big Western operators, as they have brought many solution-oriented procedures in private jet rentals.

"We are carrying out many flights that are not based in Turkey. For example, we realized a flight of a Saudi official from Riyadh to Beijing last week. We are carrying government officials from Tripoli to destinations such as Switzerland," he said.

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