TRAVEL GAZETTE – Egypt and Russia are set to resume direct flights after a two year suspension.
Russian airlines stopped operating flights to Cairo in late 2015, after an homemade bomb brought down a Metrojet airliner over the Sinai desert killing all 224 people on board.
The atrocity was claimed by the so-called Islamic State terrorist group.
Egypt counts on the resumption of Russian flights as a big push for its tourism sector that has been suffering recession over the past few years.
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.