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Egypt says to lose LE2.2 bln a month due to UK, Russian flight suspensions

Reuters , Wednesday 11 Nov 2015
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Photo file: A tourist walks at a Red Sea resort in Sharm el-Sheikh (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt stands to lose 2.2 billion Egyptian pounds a month in income due to Britain and Russia's decision to suspend flights to the country after the Russian plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula, Tourism Minister Hesham Zaazou said on Wednesday.

Several airlines have suspended flights to the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh since the Oct. 31 crash, which investigators and Western governments believe was likely to have been caused by a bomb. Thousands of Russian and British tourists have been flown home. 

Egypt dismissed these claims, saying that investigations are still ongoing into the plane's crash and it's too early for any conclusion.

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Al
11-11-2015 03:29pm
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It is NOT political
This is the kind of amateurish statement and PR from the Cabinet, which causes further alienation of Egypt by the international community. It might sound strange to some in the Egyptian Government; but this is what countries do to protect their people from further risk until the cause, and more importantly the remedies, of the crash are identified. Let’s stop behaving like an angry child who kicked his ball over the fence and keeps cursing the passing by for not kicking it back in!
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ayman
11-11-2015 03:20pm
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Patience
When investigations conclude, if it was not a bomb but a fault in the plane Egypt should launch a case asking for compensation of all direct and indirect losses with interest.
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