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Russia restarts flights to Egyptian resorts
Russia and Egypt agreed that the competent authorities will work out in detail the practical issues for restarting flights from Russia to Egyptian resorts.
Anex Tour launches flight programs to Cairo from regions
The tour operator Anex Tour in May launches its own flight program to Cairo from four regions of Russia. For the Egyptian destination, it will be possible to rebook tours canceled due to the restrictions on flights to Turkey and Tanzania.
Tour operators can monthly send more than 260 000 Russian tourists to Egypt
According to calculations of 2019, these seven tour operators could offer Russian tourists at least 66.6 thousand seats per week, including to Hurghada - about 34.7 thousand seats, to Sharm el-Sheikh - about 31.9 thousand. Thus, in the case of a full launch of charters, tour operators are ready to send to Egypt over 266 thousand tourists per month. This year, taking into account the availability of free transport capacities for all players, the volumes can be at least the same, if not more, "the message says.
Russia and Egypt agree to resume air traffic between countries, including Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh
The presidents of Russia and Egypt, Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, agreed on the full resumption of flights between the two countries, including with resorts areas. Russian tour operators may launch charter flights to Egyptian resorts in 7-14 days after air service is resumed
Russia plans to resume charter flights to Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada soon
The Russian foreign minister highly praised grandiose joint efforts of the Russian and Egyptian specialists in this area and also highlighted good prospects for bilateral cooperation in other fields Moscow hopes that charter flights fly again from Russia to the Egyptian resort cities of Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada at the soonest possible date, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram.
Flights and tourist traffic from Russia amidst pandemic (weekly update)
Flights and tourist traffic from Russia amidst pandemic (weekly update)
An agreement was reached on the resumption of charters from Russia to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada
Russia and Egypt have reached an agreement on the resumption of charter flights to the resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. Presumably this will happen in March, but the exact date is unknown.
NordStar will launch flights from Rostov-on-Don to Cairo on February 19
From February 19, NordStar Airlines will launch direct regular flights from Rostov-on-Don to Cairo (Egypt).
Russian tourists fly to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh from Moscow on Belavia boards
On the first flight of Belavia, Russian tourists left Moscow for Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh with one change in Minsk.
Tour operators expect good demand for Dubai, Maldives and Egypt
The Russian government has allowed flights to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives, and tour operators are ready to include tour packages for these destinations in their range. Market participants expect high demand in all three countries.
Aeroflot is preparing to resume flights to the UAE, Egypt and the Maldives
Aeroflot expects to start flights to the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and the Maldives "as soon as possible" after the approval of slots, timetable and security issues with the authorities of these states.
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. Air traffic will be restored in stages. The decision was made following the talks in Moscow.
Tour operators have opened the sale of tours to Egypt
Egypt could be another candidate for border opening. Aeroflot opened sales of direct flights to Cairo, and some tour operators have already launched sales of tours to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.
Egypt may be opened for Russian tourists flying from Belarus
Even if the Russian-Belarusian border opens, experts say about chances of Russians to fly to Egypt as “theoretical”.
The most popular destinations for the New Year holidays among Russians
The list of popular destinations for winter holidays from Tez Tour includes China, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Thailand, Egypt, Spain, Austria, Italy and Andorra.
Hurghada is waiting the positive decision
The news about the signing of the agreement between Egyptian and Russia officials from aviation was published by TourDom.ru. The agreement is dealing with Hurghada international airport security.
Tez Tour launches charter flights to Egypt
In autumn season the route to Egypt will be offered to Russian tourists by the Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with the international tour operator Tez Tour Latvija.
The Boeing company is fueling the future
July 23, 2019 — Boeing today delivered the fifth 787 Dreamliner for EGYPTAIR via a lease agreement with AerCap. Egypt’s national carrier took advantage of a new Boeing program and filled its new super-efficient airplane with biofuel for the flight home from Seattle, underscoring the airline’s drive to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its operations. Flight from Seattle to Cairo represents the longest 787 delivery flight using sustainable fuel. Delivery flight launches Boeing program that offer operators the option to use sustainable fuel for flight home.
Pegas Touristik has canceled the flight program to Egypt
Pegas Touristik tour operator stopped selling package tours to resorts in Egypt with a departure after June 9. This follows from the data of the online booking system on the company's website. “The flight program to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada was completely closed,” told Anna Podgornaya, the company's CEO.
Egypt Awaits Resumption of Russian Flights to Red Sea Resorts
Flights from Russia to Egyptian resorts may be fully resumed in the near future, the chairman of the Russian Federation Council Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev said on Tuesday, according to Russian news outlet Ponedra.
Over four years the first airplane with Russian tourists arrived in Egyptian Hurghada
Pegas Touristik tour operator made a trick to circumvent the ban, launching a flight from Moscow with a stopover in Antalya. The flight Moscow - Antalya - Hurghada has transported 200 Russian tourists to the Egyptian resort last week. The route was organized by Pegas Touristik tour operator.
Agencies: the demand for tours to Egypt through Uvda is minimal
Since December 5, Pegas Touristik tour operator organizes tours to Egypt with a flight to Israeli Uvda. However, despite the extremely high interest for the destination from Russian tourists, according to the representatives of travel agencies, the demand for such programs is extremely low. Recall that the start of sales of tours to Egypt through Uvda became known in early November.
Intourist: Egypt became more available
Intourist tour operator has launched tours to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh on the basis of regular transportation with connections in Istanbul and Cairo and attractive prices for holiday - from 84 thousand Rubles ($ 1,261) for a week for two persons with a flight. Despite the three-year absence of Egypt on the tourist map of Russia, interest for this area continues to grow.
Russian tourists will have a rest in Egypt earlier
Due to the high demand, PEGAS Touristik operator starts its charter flight program from Moscow to Uvda on December 5, not on December 25 as planned earlier. Tourists will be able to stay in hotels of Israel and Egypt (Sharm el-Sheikh). The first three flights will be performed on December 5, 15 and 25.