The Egyptian authorities have promised to eliminate the shortcomings in airport security till winter
“The Egyptian authorities have to remove shortcomings, which were identified by Russian experts in the airport security of the local airports, in order to launch the flights between the two countries in winter”, - said the source familiar with the situation.
"At Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada airports a number of serious shortcomings of aviation safety is still not removed. In general, the Russian inspectors claims concerned the system of persons access in controlled areas. The Egyptian authorities intend to eliminate defects till winter", - said the source.
In addition, the Russian side has repeatedly expressed concern about the insufficient safety of tourists transfer service from airport to hotel.
The source said, that the Russian experts can re-visit Egypt in the coming months. "If the measures taken by Egyptian side will be sufficient for the Russian experts, the resumption of air traffic can be expected in winter", - the source added.