The media learned about the plans of the British airlines to return flights to Sharm El Sheikh


British Airways has said it may resume flights to Egypt in late October with the beginning of the winter season, reports The Times. According to the publication, other carriers, including easyJet and Thomas Cook, are also aimed at those dates.

British airlines banned to fly to the red sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh after the explosion aboard the Russian passenger liner. The crash, which occurred on 31 October last year killed 224 people.

The UK foreign office then banned the use of airport Sharm El-Sheikh for security reasons. The ban has since been repeatedly extended.

Russia has also stopped flights to Egypt after the attack. Permission for the resumption of flights will be given after Russian experts will be convinced of the security of airports in the country.

In March, the Ministry of transport has allowed the restoration of air links with Egypt after another test. The test was completed at the end of April, but its results still unknown.

According to April the number of tourists to Egypt fell by 54% compared to the same period last year, writes the Jordanian portal “al-Bawaba”. According to him, the income from tourism has declined in the first quarter of this year to $500 million, compared with $1.5 billion a year earlier.

As of the end of may the cost of living in Egyptian hotels fell ten times, wrote the British newspaper The Daily Mail. Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze said that she had no official data about price reduction, but she believes that the Russian tourists in the event of renewed mass travel Egypt is unlikely to take advantage of these discounts due to pent-up demand and big losses of the Egyptian hoteliers. Lomidze noted that the Egyptian direction in any case remain for the Russians one of the most budget.