Aeroflot suspends flights to Egypt from December 1, 2015

MOSCOW, November 13. Domodedovo airport has received a telegram to the Federal air transport Agency ban from November 14, 2015 flight Egypt Air to Russia. About this informed the official representative of the press service of the airport.

“Due to the ban of the Russian aviation authorities on the air transportation of passengers in Egypt “Aeroflot” from November 6, 2015 has been transporting passengers exclusively in one direction: from Egypt to Russia. The planned gradual reduction of the flight program and temporary suspension of flights between Moscow and locations in Egypt until the end of the winter schedule (27 March 2016)”, – stated in the message of the company.

In particular, from November 14, 2015 cancelled flights SU5901 Hurghada-Domodedovo, SU5903 Sharm El Sheikh – Domodedovo. Passengers will be transported by flights SU5911 SU5913 and arriving at Sheremetyevo.

SU5911 flight Hurghada – Sheremetyevo will be performed 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29 November. November 30, 2015, flight’s canceled, “Aeroflot” suspends flights to/from Hurghada.

SU5913 flight Sharm El Sheikh – Sheremetyevo will be performed 18, 21, 22, 24, 27, 30 November. From 1 December 2015, a flight is cancelled SU5913, “Aeroflot” suspends flights to/from Sharm El-Sheikh.

The operator of the above flights is the airline “Orenburg airlines” in the commercial management of Aeroflot.

From 18 November 2015, “Aeroflot” suspends flights to/from Cairo.

What do the passengers

Aeroflot recommends passengers currently in Egypt items and having a return ticket departure after these dates, contact the carrier to re-issue a ticket to an earlier date and the return flights of Aeroflot group. The rest of the passengers “Aeroflot” offers to cancel the trip and get paid the cost of transportation.

To return the tickets or change departure date to earlier permitted without penalty/fees. Refund without penalty of the stations to the place of purchase of the ticket.

Shipping paid for on the website of “Aeroflot”, refund is possible in any representative office on the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad. For shipments paid for at Aeroflot sales offices in Russia, refund is possible in any office’s own sales in Russia.
Detailed information about the rules of the refund and reissue of tickets is available around the clock at the call center of Aeroflot

The suspension of flights

The Russian President Vladimir Putin on 6 November 2015 agreed with the recommendations of the National anti-terrorism Committee to suspend air traffic with Egypt. Putin also instructed to provide assistance to Russian citizens in return from Egypt. At that time in an Arab country there were almost 80 thousand Russians.

As has explained 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.

According to the Association of air transport operators, the financial losses of Russian airlines suspended flights to Egypt this year alone will amount to 9.1 billion rubles.