EgyptAir to resume flights between Cairo, Moscow as of April 15



Tue, 12 Apr 2022 - 07:02 GMT


Tue, 12 Apr 2022 - 07:02 GMT

CAIRO – 12 April 2022: EgyptAir announced, Tuesday the resumption of its direct flights MS729 / MS730 between Cairo and Moscow as of April 15, with one flight a day.

The resumption of the flights will start as of Friday via modern Boeing 737-800 aircraft, said a statement issued by Egypt's air flag carrier.

The company urged its clients who have pre-booked tickets and those who seek to travel between Cairo and Moscow to contact its client service center on 1717 or accredited tour operators for more details.

It appealed to passengers to abide by health precautionary measures and have PCR tests performed 48 hours ahead of travel to Russia.

Last February, Russia started a military operation in Ukraine. As a result of the operation number of sanctions was imposed on the Russian economy. International flights were also halted due to the operation temporarily.

In April, Russia was suspended from the United Nations’ leading human rights body as its invasion of Ukraine continues to provoke revulsion and outrage around the world.

At a meeting of the UN general assembly on Thursday, 93 members voted in favor of the diplomatic rebuke while 24 were against and 58 abstained.

This met the required threshold of a two-thirds majority of the assembly members that vote yes or no, with abstentions not counting in the calculation.

Russia is the first permanent member of the UN security council to have its membership revoked from any UN body.

It is also only the second country to have its membership rights stripped at the human rights council, which was established in 2006. The assembly suspended Libya in 2011 when upheaval in the north African country toppled its longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.






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