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Russian airlines plan new flights to Egypt

The Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport announced that Russian airlines will soon run new flights to Egypt, adding that another company that will increase the number of flights to Egyptian resorts.

The agency stated that Aeroflot and S7 airlines will run flights from Moscow to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.

Ural Airlines, Azur Air, Nordwind, IKAR, Red Wings, S7 and Yamal airlines are also planning to run flights from the Russia to Egypt, according to the agency.

Companies can now operate one flight per week to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh from 49 Russian cities, and 15 flights per week from Moscow to the Red Sea resort cities.

On August 9, regular flights from Russia to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada resumed after Moscow and Cairo agreed in April to fully resume air traffic between the two countries, including Egyptian resorts.

Flights between Russia and Egypt had been fully suspended since 2015, after a passenger plane traveling from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg exploded over the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 217 passengers and seven crew members on board. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) determined the incident to be a terror attack.

The resumption of and increase in flights will contribute to boosting tourism in Egypt, as Russian tourism generated billions of dollars in revenue for the country.

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