Russia resumed regular flights to Cairo

Russia resumed regular flights to Cairo

MOSCOW, 4 Jan — RIA Novosti. Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the resumption of regular flights with a Cairo. The document, published on the official portal of legal information, effective from the date of its signing.


Russia suspended the flights to Egypt in November 2015 after the collapse of the Sinai to the plane of the Russian airline “Kogalymavia” flying from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Petersburg. On its Board there were 217 Russian tourists and seven crew members. They all died. Subsequently, the FSB has described the incident as a terrorist attack. Work to determine the causes of the crash is still ongoing.

The Minister of transport of RF Maxim Sokolov and the head of minamiarai Egypt Sherif Fathi on 15 December in Moscow signed a Protocol on cooperation in the sphere of ensuring the safety of civil aviation, is required to open flights between the two countries.

The head of minamiarai of Egypt said that the flights between Moscow and Cairo will be open from 1 February and the resumption of Charter flights the parties will discuss in April.

According to the Union of the chambers of tourism of Egypt, despite the lack of direct air services, as of September 2017 in Egypt profits of 70 thousand Russian tourists.