Russian charters plan to start flights to the resorts of Egypt
According to experts, the volume of traffic to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh at the first stage of the resumption of direct flights to the Red Sea will be different.
The Russian side still considers the resorts at the western coast of the Red Sea to be safer than the tourist area in the South Sinai. So, more flight programs will be allowed to Hurghada.
This is indirectly evidenced by both the working trip of Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbuli to Hurghada at the end of April, and the visit of Russian Ambassador to Egypt Georgy Borisenko to this resort. According to Egyptian publications, Madbuli gave instructions to put the city in order (to repair roads, pedestrian zones, improve embankments and beaches).
In turn, Mr. Borisenko said that the return of Russian tourists to the Red Sea resorts of Egypt depends on the situation with the pandemic.
According to sources, one of the conditions of the Russian side is the vaccination of the tourist personnel of the Egyptian resorts. Immunization of tourism employees in Egypt is already underway and should be completed by the end of May.
As experts say, air traffic with Hurghada will be "unlimited". Up to 13 regular flights a day have been agreed on this route, as well as charters from the regions. It is expected, the flights to Sharm el-Sheikh will be regular at the first stage. Perhaps, by the start of the winter season, charters will also fly to Sharm el-Sheikh.
At a press conference in Hurghada, Russian Ambassador Georgy Borisenko said Moscow hopes to resume flights between Russian cities and Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada in the coming months. As the Governor of the Red Sea, Hanafi reported, the Russian side is preparing to resume flights to Hurghada in late May - early June.
Nowadays, flights to Cairo from the regions are operated from St. Petersburg, Ufa, Samara, Krasnodar, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk. From May Perm and Rostov-on-Don will join to this destination.