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Russia، Egypt Sign Documents on Resumption of Direct Flights

Saturday 16/December/2017 - 10:52 AM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Basant Ahmed
In 2015، Moscow suspended flights between Russia and Egypt after a Russian passenger plane crashed over the Sinai peninsula، killing all 224 people on board.
Russian and Egypt have signed documents on the resumption of direct flights between the two countries after a 2-year break. Air traffic will resume on February 1، 2018، Sputnik reported.

According to Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi، Moscow and Cairo will discuss resumption of charter flights in April، 2018.

"We also agreed to continue our contacts in the spring، around the month of April. We will continue our negotiations regarding the decision on the rest of Egypt's airports،" Fathi added.

Russia suspended flights to and from Egypt following an Airbus A321 plane crash over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31، 2015، en route from Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. All 224 people on board were killed in the crash.


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