A return of Russians couldn't come sooner for Turkey, despite remaining tensions. At this point Turkey would welcome use about anyone to sit resorts and attractions.
Elon Musk's global ambitions are finding a ready audience in Russia and potentially much of the rest of Europe.
Russian travel companies welcomed the prospect of renewed travel to Turkey as another traditional destination, Egypt, has likewise felt a downturn while many Russians have turned to domestic travel in 2016.
Coming so soon after the terrorist bombing at the airport, renewed tourism ties between Russia and Turkey, which followed an apology from the latter, comes as welcome news in Ankara.
Extreme weather certainly contributed to the crash of the FlyDubai plane in southern Russia in March but the initial findings say pilot error was a contributing factor.
To distinguish itself from its neighbors and revive lagging visitor numbers from Europe, Morocco is looking to attract more travelers from Russia and China with more convenient and affordable air routes.
Russia's belligerence in the Ukraine and Middle East is causing big losses in its air industry.
Two countries' tourism setbacks are other countries tourism gains, and with its sunny beaches and plenty of history Israel certainly stands to gain a lot of Russian tourists if it can manage its message the right way.
The only thing the downing of the plane accomplished was ruining Turkey's tourist season.