Moscow. January 26. If air service to Egypt will not be restored over the summer, by October, the market can go five or six airlines, said the Deputy head of Department of regulation of transport of the Federal air transport Agency, Yuri Malyshev.
“If you do not raise up the Egyptian market, if not the impetus for the development of domestic tourism, there will be no increase in foreign tourist traffic, and accordingly, carriers will not be able to form a “safety cushion” for the summer, to the winter schedule IATA (international air transport Association) 2016-2017 we will see that on the altar I’ll do it, I can guess, about 5-6 companies for their certificate of operator”, – he said.
Earlier it was reported that by the end of January, the Russian experts will prepare an opinion on the additional security measures in Egyptian airports according to the results of his visit to Cairo. In December the Ministry of transport has sent the Egyptian side a draft Memorandum on the participation of Russian specialists in the provision of security at airports in the country.
31 October 2015 aircraft A321 of airline “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight from Sharm El Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed in the North of the Sinai Peninsula. All 224 people who were onboard, were lost. According to the FSB, on Board detonated an explosive device.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in November 2015 signed a decree, which for air transportation of Russians in Egypt have been suspended. The edict tour operators and travel agents was recommended for the duration of the prohibition to refrain it sales vouchers, providing air transport from Russia to Egypt.