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EgyptAir launches direct flights between Moscow and Egyptian resorts

CAIRO, 8 Aug EgyptAir launches seven direct flights a week between Moscow and the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. “The first flight will leave Moscow for Hurghada at nine o'clock Monday morning,” the Egyptian airline said in a statement. Eight Russian companies have been granted permits for flights to Egyptian resorts: Four flights a week are organized to Hurghada, and three to Sharm el-Sheikh. Russia from August 9 resumes flights with Egyptian resorts. Of the Russian air carriers, flights to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh at the first stage will only be operated by Rossiya Airlines (part of the Aeroflot group) – five flights per week on each route. In addition, the Federal Air Transport Agency has issued permits for regular flights seven more companies. They can be used when the headquarters for combating the spread of coronavirus increases the number of flights on these routes. Aviation with Egypt Russia cut off flights with Egyptian resorts almost six years ago after the explosion of a plane “Kogalymavia” in the sky over the Sinai Peninsula. In April 2018, regular flights to Cairo were restored, from where tourists were transported to places of rest by buses. Air traffic between the countries was also interrupted during the coronavirus pandemic. In early July, Vladimir Putin canceled a decree banning flights to Egyptian resorts, as well as a recommendation for tour operators and agencies to refrain from selling tours. Egypt is closer and cheaper: what will be the rest in Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh


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