Russia allows charter flights to Egyptian resorts after 2015 suspected bombing

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Russia connected Thursday announced that airlines tin resume charter flights to Egyptian resorts.

Moscow had banned charter flights to the northbound African federation aft the suspected bombing of a Russian airliner, successful which 224 radical died successful 2015.

President Vladimir Putin cancelled his bid suspending the flights, according to a papers connected the authorities accusation website, but the tract did not springiness details of the decision.

All Russian flights to Egypt were banned aft October 31, 2015, pursuing the detonation of a St. Petersburg-bound airliner soon aft takeoff from Sharm El Sheikh.

Russian officials declared the catastrophe a violent bombing. They claimed that information procedures successful Egyptian airports were insufficient astatine the time.

Russian flights to Cairo resumed successful 2018, but remained banned to the edifice areas of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.

Prior to the ban, Russians were the apical nationality of visitors to Egypt, numbering astir 3 cardinal successful 2014.

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