ATOR: Russian tour operators during the time of curfews in Egypt lost $10 million

MOSCOW, 9 November. Russian tour operators for the duration of temporary restrictions on air traffic with Egypt has lost about $10 million. About it on air of radio station “Russian news service” Vice-President of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Dmitry Gorin.

“The tour operators are now very difficult situation. In addition to the payment of export flights only tourists, as we do not deliver tourists (in Egypt), we additionally paid for new flights to Turkey, Cyprus and other countries. Preliminary losses over the next few days has already reached $10 million,” he said.

According to Gorin, “returns to Russia 56 daily flights in 26 cities of Russia, as the Luggage arrives at the Vnukovo airport daily 2-3 flights”. Tourists from Egypt every 3-4 hours to get my Luggage.

Flights with Egypt was terminated on 6 November on the recommendation of the National antiterrorist Committee. As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, this measure is entered not until the end of the investigation of the disaster in Egypt, “Kogalymavia” and until then, until will not be provided the proper level of security.