Moscow will resume direct flights to Egypt’s Red Sea town Hurghada next June, the Russian Ambassador to Egypt Georgy Borisenko said.
This came during the Russian ambassador meeting with Red Sea Governor Amr Hanafi on Monday.
Russian tour operators are already visiting the country to coordinate group trips for tourists.
The main Russian airline “Aeroflot” will operate two flights a week between Moscow and Hurghada. Charter flights will also be resumed to Egyptian tourist destinations, according to the governor.
Moreover, Borisenko said that this date may change if the epidemiological situation in either country takes a worse turn, noting that Moscow is also taking the pandemic into account, along with “security-related issues” at Egyptian airports, according to the Russian news agency TASS.
Last month, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Russian Counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed Friday to resume all flights between Egypt and Russia including to resort cities such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.
Sisi received a phone call from Putin and the two leaders discussed bilateral relations, cooperation in the tourism sector, as it was agreed to resume full air traffic between the two countries’ airports, including Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.
On his part, Sisi welcomed the resumption of air traffic between the two countries, expressing aspiration that this decision would represent an effective momentum towards further advancing bilateral relations between Cairo and Moscow.
Moreover, the Russian president expressed his country’s keenness to strengthen various aspects of the close bilateral relations with Egypt, praising the extended partnership between the two friendly countries, and the tangible achievements made by Egypt in the fields of economic and social development, establishing major national projects, improving the investment climate and developing infrastructure.