There is no exact date for the resumption of charter flights between Russia and Egyptian resorts. This was announced to reporters on Friday, April 23, by the Egyptian Ambassador to Moscow Ihab Nasr.
“Organizational arrangements are still in progress,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.
On the same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi agreed on the full resumption of flights between the resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh and the Russian Federation. According to the press secretary of the Egyptian President Bessam Rada, the airports will comply with the necessary security standards.
The Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) predicted that charters to Egyptian resorts could be launched 7-14 days after the resumption of flights.
Vice-President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (PCT) Yuri Barzykin believes that Egypt will be in demand among Russian tourists, including due to reasonable prices.
In November 2015, flights to Egyptian resorts were banned after a Russian plane exploded in the sky over the Sinai Peninsula. On it, travelers returned from a vacation in Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, the victims of the disaster were 224 people.
Air traffic between Russia and Egypt was resumed in 2018, but flights were only carried out to Cairo. Due to the pandemic, flights were interrupted, but in the fall of 2020, flights from Moscow to Cairo resumed.