Tour operator “Briscoe” suspends flights to Egypt


MOSCOW, November 6. Tour operator “Briscoe” suspends 6 November 2015 flight program to Egypt (Hurghada airport and Sharm El-Sheikh). This is stated in the message of the company.

“Tour operator “Briscoe” forced to suspend flights to Egypt (Hurghada airport and Sharm El-Sheikh) according to the official disposal of the Russian authorities on 6 November”, – stated in the message of the tour operator.

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Previously, “Biblio-Globus” has suspended the sale of tours to Egypt. Customers “Biblio-the Globe” from 7 November, the tour operator will offer to replace Egypt holidays Cyprus.

In turn in “Aeroflot” reported that the airline has received an order from the Russian aviation and flight to Cairo on Friday will perform without passengers, the return flight from Cairo to Moscow will be with passengers.

Aeroflot received an order from the Federal air transport Agency. Today’s flight from Moscow to Cairo we run with no passengers, however, returning from Cairo to Moscow, the aircraft will be with passengers,” said a company representative.

The next flight from Moscow to Egypt has not been cancelled yet

The next flight from Moscow to Sharm El-Sheikh until cancelled. About this korr. said a source in air traffic control service circles in the capital region.
It comes on 3015 airline “Ural airlines” which should depart from Domodedovo airport at 01:50 Moscow time.

“While no change in the status of this flight has not been modified”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
Earlier, a source familiar with the situation, reported that the Federal air transport Agency received instructions from the Ministry concerning the cessation of operations in Egypt until further notice.

“Rosaviatsia has received the order of the Ministry concerning the cessation of operations in Egypt until further notice. To “special instructions” refers to the moment when will be eliminated observations on aviation security at the airports of Egypt, to bring them into line with international requirements,” he said.

Then the biggest Russian airline “Aeroflot” reported that they had received an appropriate instruction of the Russian aviation authorities and the flight to Cairo will perform without passengers.

The suspension of air links with Egypt

On November 6, President Vladimir Putin agreed with the recommendations of the National anti-terrorism Committee to suspend air traffic with Egypt.

As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, this measure is entered not until the end of the investigation “Kogalymavia”, until then, until will not be provided the proper level of security.
According to Rostourism, at the moment in Egypt there are about 45 thousand Russians. According to the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) – about 70 thousand Rosturizm creates a special headquarters for the organization of export of the Russian tourists from Egypt.