Russian tourists will be able to fly to Egyptian resorts from Moscow and a number of major cities
On September 1, the authorities of Belarus and Russia agreed to resume mutual air traffic. At the same time, according to the information of the Belarusian Ministry of Transport, air traffic will be restored in stages. The decision was made following the talks in Moscow.
“The Russian side noted that the measures taken by the civil aviation of Belarus to protect public health are effective and meet international recommendations and standards,” the ministry reported.
Details have not yet been specified. However, most likely, the flights between the capitals will be the first to be opened – the flights between Minsk and Moscow, as well as Minsk and St. Petersburg.
Further, the flights will be probably allowed to cities that are already opened for international air traffic - Kazan, Rostov-on-Don and Yekaterinburg.
Thus, taking into account the already opened air bridges between Minsk and Hurghada, Minsk and Sharm el-Sheikh, Russian tourists will be able to fly to Egypt, with a rather comfortable change in Minsk, as it was last autumn.
There are no direct flights from Russia to these Egyptian resorts for almost 5 years - since the time of terrorist attack on the board of Russian charter, which operated a flight from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. By the way, such tours through Belarus to the resorts of Egypt were in great demand among Russian tourists. Experts believe that this time this route will also be very popular.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.