The cost of trips to Egypt after the resumption of air travel in this country will be about 30 thousand rubles per person. This assumption, according to TASS, was expressed on air of TV channel “Russia 1″ Vice-President of the Russian Union of travel industry (PCT) Yuri Barzykin.
“Egypt and the budget proposal. (The price will be) around 30 million is a budget tour per person with flights, it is the Golden mean. Something lower and something higher – four, five stars will be more expensive,” he said.
According to him, as soon as the flights between the two countries will be resumed, domestic tour operators during the week are ready to transport those wishing to relax in Egypt the Russians.
After the disaster of the A321 aircraft in the skies over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31, 2015, which killed 224 people, many foreign airlines have stopped flights to Egypt. Russia suspended air flights to Egypt from 13 November 2015.
The FSB has classified the incident as a crash a terrorist act. After the tragedy, Egyptian authorities have tightened security measures on air transport and airports of the country. In the event of restoration of air links with Russia, the flights are expected to be resumed first in the second terminal of the Cairo airport.
Flights between Russia and Egypt was interrupted by Moscow’s decision in November 2015 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 crew members, 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, Minister of transport Maxim 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 Hurghada or Sharm El-Sheikh first flight charters. Last week it was reported that Russia agreed on the resumption of air links with Egypt.
On 27 September the Minister of transport of the Russian Federation again discussed with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issues of resuming flights between the two countries, but the Charter flights to the resorts of the red sea never went.
In early October, the source of “Interfax” familiar with the situation reported that the tests and check for compliance with the airports of Cairo, Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada, “tall Russian security requirements.” The result was revealed deficiencies which do not allow to speak about the imminent resumption of flights between the countries.