EgyptAir operates 1st flight to Moscow after 2 years and half halt



Thu, 12 Apr 2018 - 09:26 GMT


Thu, 12 Apr 2018 - 09:26 GMT

Egypt Air - Press photo

Egypt Air - Press photo

CAIRO - 12 April 2018: Following a two year and half halt, EgyptAir operated on Thursday its first flight to Moscow, and is scheduled to operate three flights a week to the Russian capital.

A source inside EgyptAir said they had offered discounts that can reach up to 25 percent on flight tickets from Cairo International Airport to Moscow to attract travelers and encourage tourism.

Moscow is expected to receive the Egyptian airline's flights on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Wednesday April 11, the first flight of Russian Aeroflot airlines arrived to Cairo International Airport after more than a two-year hiatus after a bomb downed a Russian charter over the Sinai Peninsula in 2015.

An Airbus 320 with 160 Russian passengers on board arrived at Terminal 2 of the Cairo International Airport; the Egyptian Aviation Services Company facilitated all the procedures for the Russian passengers.

The Russian Aeroflot airlines will operate three flights every week between Cairo and Moscow.

Flights were suspended at the end of 2015 after a bomb downed a flight carrying holidaymakers from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, killing all 224 people on board, mostly Russian tourists. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Since the crash, Egypt has been implementing new, tighter security measures at all of its airports to meet the Russian demands necessary for the resumption of flights, with multiple visits from Russian security delegations to observe changes implemented by the government.



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