Direct flights between Russia and Egypt will resume in June, Ambassador

Direct flights between Russia and Egypt will be back in June, Russian ambassador to Egypt Georgiy Borisenko told Red Sea Governor Amr Hanafi yesterday.

Russian tour operators have begun visiting the governorate to coordinate group trips for tourists, Hanafi told Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi.

There will also be twice-weekly flights between Hurghada and Moscow in addition to the resumption of charter flights to Egypt’s tourist resorts, according to the governor

. Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar Anba had initially suggested that flights could resume during the first week of May, while Russia’s Interfax agency said charter flights could return by 10 May.