Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 01:30 GMT
Russian Aeroflot airbus passenger planes, December 26, 2007 - FLICKR/Aleksander Markin
CAIRO – 23 April 2021: Executive director of the Russian Association of Tour Operators Maya Lomidze revealed TASS Russian tour operators’ plans to launch charter flights to the Egyptian resorts in 7 to 14 days after air service is resumed.
In remarks to the Russian news agency on Friday, Lomidze said charter flights to the resorts of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada will be resumed 7 to 14 days after the date of the resumption, which has not yet been announced.
In a phone call on Friday, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on resuming all flights between the two countries' airports including to the resorts of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada.
Sisi welcomed the step, hoping it pushes forward to further advancing bilateral relations between the two countries.
The decision to resume flights to the Egyptian resorts ends a hiatus that has lasted since 2015 over a Russian plane crash over Sinai, which killed all 224 people onboard.
Russia already resumed flights to Cairo in 2018.