Putin allowed charter flights to Egyptian resorts

Russian President Vladimir Putin canceled a 2015 decree banning charter flights to Egyptian resorts. The document was published on the portal of legal information. Flights between the two countries ceased at the end of 2015 after a plane crash over Sinai.

The canceled decree also contained a recommendation to tour operators and travel agents for the duration of the ban on air transportation “to refrain from selling to citizens a tourist product providing for air transportation (including commercial) to the territory of the Arab Republic of Egypt, with the exception of Cairo.”

Charter traffic between Russia and Egyptian resorts ended in 2015 after the crash of the Russian Airbus A321 of the Kogalymavia company. Until 2018, air traffic was completely absent, later Russian airlines were allowed to fly to Cairo. In April this year, Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi agreed to resume charters to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.

Read more about preparations for the resumption of flights – in the material of “Kommersant” “Flights to Egypt are being prepared for opening.”

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