Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency issued, on Friday, permits to eight Russian airlines to resume regular flights to Egypt’s resorts.
Starting Aug. 9, Russia plans to resume flights with Egyptian resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, after a six-year hiatus since the 2015 Russian plane crash in Sinai.
The Federal Air Transport Agency granted permission to Aeroflot, Pobeda, Rossiya , S7, Smartavia, Ural Airlines, Nordwind and Azur Air.
The Russian flights will land at the airports on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Precautionary measures, stipulated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, will be in place.
In the same vein, Egypt highly welcomed the decision as the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) approved landing licences for the Russian airline to fly to the Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada airports from 9 August to 20 October.
Moreover, Egypt stressed that the step highlights the strong relationship between the two countries.