Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada remain out of Russian flight path



Sun, 14 Jan 2018 - 09:54 GMT


Sun, 14 Jan 2018 - 09:54 GMT

Late evening in Cairo July 3, 2012 – Wikimedia.

Late evening in Cairo July 3, 2012 – Wikimedia.

CAIRO – 13 January 2018: Cairo will be the only transit station for Russian tourists who fly to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada, stated the Russian Federal Aviation Agency on its official website on Saturday.

The Agency declared that Russian tours to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada are available only through Cairo International Airport, adding that all organizers of tourism tours are able to plan unlimited flights to any Egyptian resort towns if the flights pass through Cairo International Airport first.

Russian tourists are able to smoothly go from one resort to another inside Egypt by road, according to a statement by President Putin.

Egypt and Russia agreed on launching around six scheduled flights from Cairo to Moscow within one week, Novosti, Russia’s news agency, reported.

Novosti also said that three of these flights will be organized by Aeroflot, while the other three flights will be operated by EgyptAir.

All Moscow-Cairo flights starting from February 1, 2018 are scheduled to take off from the Russian international airports Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo. The official websites of the airports confirm that flight MS-730 and MS-729 will take off on Tuesday and Thursday from Domodedovo and on Sunday from Sheremetyevo airport.

According to EgyptAir, the price of flight tickets is still unknown, but the company sent its own flight schedule to Russia’s authorities and it is expected that Cairo-Moscow flights will start in the first week of February 2018.
Down town of Sharm El –Sheikh city April 16, 2013 – CC via Wikimedia

EgyptAir’s schedule includes three flights from Cairo to Moscow on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays every week, according to EgyptAir officials.

EgyptAir officials stated that they are waiting for Russia’s approval of their flight schedule.

Desert near Hurghada city January 28, 2013 - CC via Wikimedia / Ibrahim El-Mezayen



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