In the airports of Egypt Russian experts on aviation security inspections have again found a number of shortcomings. For this reason, it is unlikely the resumption of air links with Russia until the end of 2016. About it “Interfax” on Monday, October 3, said a source familiar with the situation.

“For the last time carried out various tests
and check for compliance with the Cairo airport, but in the first place
resort airports of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada Russian high
safety requirements”, – said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, the result was the identified deficiencies, which do not allow to speak about the imminent resumption of flights between Russia and Egypt.

In particular, concerns relate to systemic issues, including personal responsibility frames airports. Specialists from Russia was not satisfied with the training of personnel responsible for compliance with aviation security, as well as control access to the sterile area to non-accredited entities.

At the end of last week the head of Ministry of transport Maxim Sokolov said
reporters that after the inspection, the Egyptian airports at the end of September
the Russian experts came to the conclusion that to start preparing
suggestions on opening air links with Russia while early. The Egyptian side
it takes time to resolve all comments and to start a second
terminal at Cairo airport, said the Minister. According to Sokolov, the Russian experts have “at least one more visit to Egypt.

We will remind, in November 2015, the flights between Russia and Egypt on the decision of Moscow was interrupted after the collapse of the Sinai to the plane of the Russian airline “Kogalymavia”, flying from Sharm El Sheikh to
Saint-Petersburg. Onboard there were 217 passengers and seven members
of the crew, they all died. The FSB subsequently acknowledged the incident a terrorist attack, announcing that the plane crashed because of the explosion of a homemade bomb on Board.

The parties agreed that Russia will resume flights after the adoption of measures to provide additional security in the Egyptian airports. To check RF repeatedly sent to Egypt its experts, including representatives of the Interstate aviation Committee (IAC) and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

In late August, Sokolov reported that the first to accept Russian tourists is likely to be able to Cairo international airport where you plan to open a new terminal. Transport Minister has said that Cairo will resume regular flights and to Hurghada or Sharm El-Sheikh first flight charters. Last week it was reported that Russia agreed on the resumption of air links with Egypt.

Source: Egyptian airports failed the safety tests 03.10.2016

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