Russia starts inspecting security of Egyptian airports

Russia expects to start inspecting the airports of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh aiming to resume flights
Russia starts inspecting security of Egyptian airports
11 January 10:09 2017 Print This Article

Russian specialists are expected to start today, Jan. 11, conducting inspections of Egypt’s airports in the cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh in order to assess whether the transport facilities provide security necessary for the resumption of flights between the two countries, the press service of the Russia’s Transport Ministry said, reports TASS.

On Monday, the Ministry announced the forthcoming start of inspections at Egypt’s international airports. Back in Dec. 2016, Russia’s experts had already carried out security checks at the second terminal of the Cairo International Airport.

Moscow and Ankara have been holding talks on resuming flights since late 2015.

Flights to and from Egypt were suspended by Russian authorities after an Airbus A321 plane flying to St. Petersburg crashed on the Sinai Peninsula shortly after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh on Oct. 31, 2015, killing all 224 people aboard.

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