Egypt to welcome 1st Russian flight after 2-year ban next Wed.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines’ flights to Cairo International Airport will be resumed next Wednesday, 11 April 2018, after a two-year ban.

Flights from Moscow to Cairo will arrive at 12:20 am Cairo time and take off 1:30 am, according to state-run news agency MENA.

Chairman of the Cairo airport Company Magdy Ishak and members of the Egyptian Tourism Authority at the airport will welcome the Russian flight.

In March 2018, Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot announced that flights from Moscow to Cairo will be resumed on 11 April 2018.

In January 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to resume flights between Moscow and Cairo.

Russia suspended all Russian flights to the North African nation in November 2015 after a Russian passenger jet had crashed in the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 passengers and crew on board.