Russian airlines recommended strengthening security measures for flights in 47 countries. Earlier the Russian leadership acknowledgedthat the cause of the disaster A321 in Egypt, a bomb exploded on Board.

Recommendations on the strengthening of security measures “Interfax” said a source in one of the airlines. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, it is recommended to exercise with increased aviation security measures all regular transit and Charter flights with passengers on Board.

Improve security is recommended when flying to airports in 47 countries:
Austria, Algeria, Albania, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, great Britain, Germany, Greece, Egypt, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, India, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Cyprus, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Malaysia, Macedonia, Moldova, Myanmar, UAE, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Syria, USA, Sudan, Thailand, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Tunisia, France, the Philippines, Montenegro, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka.

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Source of “Interfax” has explained, what exactly is meant by enhanced security measures. As it turned out, airlines are encouraged to operate with stocks of dry food and drinking water taken on Board in the Russian airports. In addition, “recommended to organize aircraft maintenance by our own technical structures or crews, to minimize without compromising safety number of species of ground handling at airports”, the source added.

Earlier “Kommersant” with reference to the interlocutors in the leadership of the three Russian airlines, as well as sources in the aviation industry said that the telegram with the recommendations to strengthen security have been in the airline from the Federal air transport Agency. According to the newspaper, airlines are recommended to analyze the security level of airports the UAE, Turkey and Tunisia.

Against this background, the FSB confirmed that the crash of the Russian airliner A321 in Egypt was the result of a terrorist attack. In addition, it became known about detention of two employees of the airport in Egypt on suspicion of helping terrorists by smuggling bombs on Board the Russian liner.

After the disaster A321 Western sources, as well as officials began to speculate that the cause of the crash of the Russian plane at Sinai was a bomb on Board the aircraft. A number of countries, including Britain and the Netherlands, therefore, has suspended flights to Sharm El-Sheikh. In Russia and Egypt, these measures are called feasible.

But on 6 November the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has imposed a temporary ban on flights of Russian airlines in the Egypt. The decision was made on the recommendation of the FSB in connection with the catastrophe of the A321 in the Sinai Peninsula. A few days after the restrictions, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said that the incident with the ban on flights to Egypt and its consequences will not be short term.

At the same time, the head of Ministry of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov said the condition of resumption of air communication with Egypt. According to him, Russia will again start to operate in this state after Cairo will introduce security measures at the international level.

Recently it became known that Russia can strengthen the protection of aircraft of domestic airlines in foreign airports at their own expense. As one of the options considered scheme by which Israel is already working with Russian experts and equipment in foreign airports.

Meanwhile in the state Duma and the Federation Council propose to impose a ban on flights of Russian tourists to Turkey and Tunisia. The senators believe that the Russians can refocus on domestic resorts.

Aircraft A321 of airline “Kogalymavia”, flying from Sharm El Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula on October 31. Onboard there were 217 passengers and 7 crew members, they all died.




Airlines of the Russian Federation recommended that the government strengthen security measures for flights in 47 countries 17.11.2015

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