Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh receives first flight from Serbia since 2012

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Dec 2018

Egypt has been bolstering security arrangements at its airports nationwide, with several countries resuming suspended flights

Sharm El-Sheikh
Tourists who were due to participate in an aquatic exercise class, perform their exercises on the sand instead, at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh received Serbian tourists from Belgrade Saturday aboard the first direct flight from the city to Sharm El-Sheikh since 2012.

Egypt's Ambassador to Serbia Amr El-Goweily said Saturday that an Air Serbia flight was set to land carrying 144 tourists, who will spend their New Year's holiday in the resort town. They are set to return home 4 January.

The flight comes after Air Serbia resumed charter flights to the Red Sea’s Hurghada this summer after a four-year hiatus.

Egypt has been bolstering security arrangements at its airports nationwide since a Russian airliner crashed in 2015 after take off from Sharm El-Sheikh, leading to a suspension of flights to Sharm El-Sheikh and other Egyptian airports by a number of countries, including Russia and the UK. 

Several countries have since resumed flights to Egyptian airports.

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