Egypt to welcome over 3 million Russian tourists after resumption of flights

Published on : Monday, December 18, 2017

egyptEgypt is all set to welcome an overwhelming 3.16 million tourists after Russia’s decision to lift a ban on direct flights to this nation, as revealed by a state-run media agency of the country.


According to an infographic composed by the news media agency, as many as 300,000 Russian tourists would be arriving in Egypt in the initial period after the lifting of direct flights.


It is expected to come into effect in the month of February.


It noted that the tourism revenues of Egypt would be reaching 3.5 billion dollars in the initial months of the year 2018.


On Friday Maxim Sokolov who is the Russian Transport Minister as well as Sharif Fathi, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister had signed a cooperation agreement on civil aviation security in preparation for the resumption of flights between the two nations.


The signing ceremony was held at the Russian Ministry of Transport in Moscow in the presence of Ehab Nasr who is the Egyptian ambassador to Russia along with officials and diplomats.


Fathi then added that the flights between Moscow and Cairo would resume on 1st February and that the two nations would further discuss in April the resumption of commercial flights between the two countries.


Sokolov mentioned that Cairo International Airport has met all aviation security requirements and the Hurghada and Sharm-el-Sheikh requires more work that is slated for next year.


Sokolov has stated that the Russian airline Aeroflot is quite keen to conduct regular flights between Cairo and Moscow.


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