60 flights weekly from Russia to Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh as of 27 August

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 21 Aug 2021

In early August, Russia resumed direct flights to Egyptian Red Sea resorts after a 6-year hiatus

Sharm resort
Sharm El-Sheikh

Egypt's Ambassador in Moscow Ehab Nasser said 60 flights will be operating weekly from Russia to the Red Sea resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh as of 27 August.

At a press conference, the Egyptian diplomat said "Egypt warmly welcomes the return of Russian tourists to Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh, as it is very important for tourism business organizations and the industry."

The ambassador noted that the resumption of regular flights between the two countries will help in boosting their ties, asserting that tourism is very important for the economies of both sides as it creates more job opportunities.

He made it clear that aviation movement will be running daily between the two countries.

Earlier this month, Russia resumed direct flights to Egyptian Red Sea resort cities after a 6-year hiatus.

Russian airlines and EgyptAir started operating of direct flights from Moscow to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada airports on 9 August.

In an interview shortly following the resumption of direct flights between Russia and Egypt's Red Sea resort cities, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enany stressed that coordination is underway to increase the number of direct flights between the two sides.

Russian travellers are a major contributor to the country's tourism industry, a key source of hard currency.

Russian tourists in Egypt surpassed 3.1 million in 2014, representing 33 percent of all tourists that year.

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