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Russia to Announce Resumption of Charter Flights to Egypt

Russia to Announce Resumption of Charter Flights to Egypt

Wednesday, 21 April, 2021 - 04:45
A picture taken on August 8, 2014 in Russia, shows a Russian Airbus 321 of Kogalymavia (Metrojet) plane hull No EI-ETJ. (File/AFP)

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it would soon announce the resumption of charter flights to Egypt, the Interfax news agency reported.


The head of Egypt’s civil aviation authority told Reuters in February that direct flights from Russia to the Egyptian Red Sea resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada would resume in March after being suspended for more than five years.


Russia suspended flights to Egypt in 2015 over a Russian plane crash over Sinai, which killed all 224 people on board.


Moscow has resumed flights to Cairo in 2018, however charter flights to Egyptian resorts were still banned.


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