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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Russia playing blame game on delay in resumption of direct flights

Russia plays the blame game on delay in resumption of direct flights: The resumption of civilian air traffic to Egypt from Russia has been delayed because air carriers have not reached an agreement on their ground handling, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said on Monday, according to Reuters which cites RIA news agency. EgyptAir Chairman Safwat Musallam had said that flights between the carrier and Russian airline Aeroflot had been postponed until April to ensure significant demand. It had been hoped that flights with Russia would begin about two weeks ago. Sokolov also said that Russia and Egypt could restart talks on resuming flights with Red Sea destinations such as Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada in the spring after Moscow-Cairo flights had been restarted.

That’s not stopping them from crowing about the Dabaa nuclear power plant. Rosatom, the Russian company building the USD 30 bn plant, has put out yet another press release telling us how great the plant will be for the economy.

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