TRAVEL GAZETTE – Aeroflot will resume regular flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Cairo from next month.
The Russian airline stopped operating flights to Cairo in late 2015, when air links between Russia and Egypt were cut due to terrorism.
A homemade bomb brought down a Metrojet airliner over Egypt’s Sinai desert on 31st October 2015, killing all 224 people on board.
A significant increase in security measures was required to reinstate flights between the two countries, the airline said in a press release.
This requirement has been met on the Egyptian side, and on 4 January 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree permitting the resumption of regular air traffic.
The flights resume on April 11th.
Flights between Moscow and Cairo will operate on the following schedules (all times local):
Flight SU 400 will depart weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, departing Moscow at 20:50 and arriving in Cairo at 00:25.
Flight SU 401 will depart weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, departing Cairo at 01:25 and arriving in Moscow at 06:50.
From 12 June to 2 July flights between the Russian and Egyptian capitals will operate daily. This is due to increased demand for air transportation during the World Cup.