Media: tourism revenues in Egypt fell by $1.3 billion

Media: tourism revenues in Egypt fell by $1.3 billion


CAIRO, 1 March. Tourism revenues in Egypt fell by about $1.3 billion after the collapse of the Russian aircraft A321 at Sinai. About it reports Reuters with a reference to the TV interview Prime Minister Sheriff Ismail.

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“After the plane crash, for the last three or four months, we lost approximately $1.2 billion or $1.3 billion of income”, – quotes Agency the words of the policy.

As a result of the crash in Egypt over the Sinai-31 October 2015 the plane of airline “Kogalymavia” carrying out flight Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, killing 224 people. The UK is investigating a criminal case under article 238 and 263 (“Infringement of safety rules of movement and operation of air transport” and “services that do not meet the requirements of security, entailed death of two or more persons”) the criminal code of the Russian Federation.

As we learned earlier in the investigation process, the investigators have added an article about the attack to the case of a plane crash over the Sinai.

As stated in November of last year the head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov, the cause of the crash A321 was a terrorist attack, carried out using an improvised explosive device.