ATOR: confirmation of attack on A321 “brought from-under blow” the reputation of the airline


MOSCOW, November 17. Confirmation attack on Board A321 output from the impact of the reputation of Russian airlines and tour operators. This opinion was expressed in conversation with the correspondent the Vice-President of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Dmitry Gorin.

“We are still in the beginning of November has declared that does not doubt the reliability of the airline “Kogalymavia” (Metrojet) and the tour operator Brisco. Confirmation attack on Board A321 output from the impact of the reputation of Russian airlines and tour operators,” said Gorin.

He reminded that terrorism has no country, and the proof of this is the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and in the skies over the Sinai Peninsula.

“In this situation we must remember that there is a threat and it should be fought, and we understand how power this will do – said the Agency interlocutor. Russian tourists have to understand that on A321 there was a terrorist attack. We believe that people are now realizing the cause of the incident and have no doubt in the reputation of air carriers and tour operators”.

According to Gorin, the secret services worked correctly during export of the Russian tourists from Egypt. “When it was announced that the authorities will evacuate our citizens from all resorts of this Arab Republic, we realized that here the reason is not a faulty plane, and something else. And our fears were confirmed”, – said Gorin.

The terrorist attacks

The A321 aircraft to the Russian airline “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed October 31 in 100 km from the town of El-Arish. Onboard there were 217 passengers and seven crew members, they all died. This disaster was the largest in the history of Russian aviation. The Russian Federation announced the suspension of flights to Egypt.

A double terrorist attack occurred in the Shiite suburbs of Beirut on November 12. The explosions took place in the suburb of Burj El-Barajneh, where the Shiite population and the Palestinian refugees. According to Ministry of health of Lebanon, killing 44 people, another 239 were wounded.

On 13 November in Paris was perpetrated a series of terrorist attacks. According to the latest data, in the attack of terrorists killed 129 people, and about 350 were injured.