Aeroflot passengers will reimburse the cost of tickets to Egypt


MOSCOW, November 11. “Aeroflot” will return the full price of tickets to Egypt, acquired before November 6, all passengers in connection with the temporary prohibition for Russian airlines flights to Egypt.

About it reports a press-service of the airline.

“Return the full value of the tickets can make the passengers of the following flights: SU400/401 (Moscow – Cairo – Moscow); SU5900/5901/5910/5911 (Moscow – Hurghada – Moscow); SU5902/5903/5912/5913 (Moscow – Sharm El-Sheikh – Moscow). Passengers can return the tickets to the place of purchase and return the full value of the shipment without any penalties”, – said in a press release.

On November 6, President Vladimir Putin agreed with the recommendations of the National anti-terrorism Committee to suspend air traffic with Egypt. All Russian commercial airlines and operators of General aviation has suspended the performance of all regular transit and Charter flights to Egypt with passengers on Board from 20:00 on 6 November.

As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, this measure is entered not until after the investigation into the crash of an Airbus A321 “Kogalymavia”, until then, until will not be provided the proper level of security. Putin also instructed to provide assistance to Russian citizens in return from Egypt.

Ban on flights to Egypt – “it’s a long time”

Earlier, the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov urged not to wait for the imminent resumption of flights to Egypt.

“This (suspension of flights) for a long time,” he said. “How much, I can not say exactly, but I think, for a few months at least,” said Ivanov journalists.

He added that “fundamentally alter the security, protection, control week and even a month is impossible.”

Ivanov recalled that the suspension of air links with Egypt was a preventive measure. “I think that in other major air hubs in the Middle East are now also taking serious measures to strengthen the security of passengers and baggage,” – said Ivanov.

Many tourists remain in Egypt

According to the Federal tourism Agency on 11 November, the resorts Arab Republic is a little over 37 thousand Russian tourists.

As of 6 November in Egypt there were about 79 thousand Russians.

On Wednesday Russia should return slightly more than 8 thousand tourists.

DISASTER IN EGYPT

The A321 aircraft to the Russian airline “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight 9268 Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed on 31 October after about half an hour after departure, 100 km South from the administrative centre of province Northern Sinai city of El Arish, near the settlement of El Hasna. In total the plane was 217 passengers and seven crew members, none survived. On November 6, President Vladimir Putin accepted the recommendations of the National antiterrorist Committee (NAC) to suspend flights to Egypt to ascertain the causes of the crash of Airbus A321.