EgyptAir is set to operate four charter flights to Russia on Wednesday carrying 650 Egyptian fans to attend Egypt national team’s game against Uruguay.
It is noteworthy that the Egyptian airline company EgyptAir intends to put on 19 charter flights to Russian cities which will host World Cup matches involving Egypt، EgyptAir CEO Safwat Musallam said on Saturday.
"There will be 19 additional flights for the transportation of three thousand fans wanting to support the [Egyptian] national team at the World Cup. On June 10 we will put into service flights to Russia and on June 28 flights back to Egypt،” Musallam said، as quoted in an EgyptAir official statement.
According to Musallam، the majority of flights will head to Grozny، where the team will reside، Yekaterinburg، St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Around 20 thousand fans are expected to come to Russia from Egypt. Egypt، placed in Group A، will begin their World Cup campaign with a fixture against Uruguay on June 15 before taking on Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 19 and 25 respectively.