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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

It doesn’t look like Russian flights are resuming today

It doesn’t look like Russian flights are resuming today: Sources at Cairo International Airport tell Ahram Gate that authorities have not received word from Russia’s Aeroflot with a new date for the resurrection of the Cairo-Moscow air route. Previous statements from both Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Transportation Minister said that flights should resume today, but EgyptAir has moved service to Moscow to its April roster from March until preparations are complete to ensure that there is sufficient demand for the route, Chairman Safwat Musallam tells the newspaper in an interview. Egypt’s flag carrier plans to start off with three weekly flights and has already been given a spot for its office and assigned departure and arrival gates at Moscow’s Medvedev Airport and Cairo International Airport, he adds.

Last we heard, Russian carrier Aeroflot and EgyptAir had yet to complete procedures to begin launching flights. A memo sent to officials from Cairo International Airport had surfaced over the weekend saying that security approvals were yet to be received and that flights were postponed until the end of the month. Flights were originally to have been relaunched in mid-February after a two-year hiatus.

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