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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Russian flights to Red Sea resorts could resume in April-May, say aviation experts

Russia to resume flights to Red Sea resorts in April-May? Russian airlines could resume charter flights to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts in late April or early May if security checks currently taking place in Hurghada Airport go well, aviation experts tell Russia’s Association of Tour Operators. Russian security officials inspecting the airport yesterday praised the government’s work to improve security in Terminal 2, raising hopes that Moscow will follow in the UK’s footsteps and allow the resumption of flights.

Timeline? Should this happen, it will take 2.5-3 months of preparations before flights can begin, one of the experts said. Russian flights to Red Sea destinations have been on hiatus since 2015 when a bomb brought down Metrojet Flight 9268 after taking off from Sharm El Sheikh. The UK lifted its ban on flights to Sharm in October.

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