PETROZAVODSK, November 18. Return flights with Egypt will depend on the results of the audit of aviation safety in this country. This was announced by the transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.
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“It (the safety audit of airports of Egypt) ended, then no,” he told journalists, answering the question.
In response to a clarifying question, which will depend on the resumption of flights of Russia and Egypt, the Minister said: “From the results of the audit of the airports that held a special service: the representatives of Rosaviation, Rostransnadzor and other agencies.”
Sokolov added that the audit results are not yet summarized, “and we continue to work with our Egyptian colleagues.”
The suspension of flights
On November 6, President Vladimir Putin agreed with the recommendations of the National anti-terrorism Committee to suspend air traffic with Egypt. All Russian commercial airlines and operators of General aviation has suspended the performance of all regular transit and Charter flights to Egypt with passengers on Board from 20:00 on 6 November.
As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, this measure is entered not until after the investigation into the crash of an Airbus A321 “Kogalymavia”, until then, until will not be provided the proper level of security. Putin also instructed to provide assistance to Russian citizens in return from Egypt. At that time in Egypt there were almost 80 thousand Russians. Some of them have already returned Home.
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