Flights between Russia and Egypt has not yet resumed. About it “RIA Novosti” said the adviser of the Egyptian Embassy in Russia Aiman Musa, commenting on the beginning of sales of tickets from Cairo to Moscow on 12 November this year.
“Currently, the two countries agree among themselves on security,” said Musa. According to him, it is about the misunderstanding. “This information comes from Spain, where the world booking system. Egypt freezes booking every two months, so if someone went into this system and trying to book a flight between Egypt and Russia, it is impossible to do, — explained the diplomat. — Egypt allows in every few months to “open” the system, but no booking actually no.
As reported “RIA Novosti news Agency” and “Interfax”, the airline reservation system has the opportunity to buy a ticket for a flight from Cairo to Moscow (Domodedovo airport) with a departure in November. This is now at the attempt of the RBC to find tickets for the specified flight at the airline’s website threw an error.
In the Egypt Air in conversation with “Kommersant FM” information on the launch of a new flight Cairo—Moscow has denied. The source station stressed that Russia has not yet given the appropriate permissions. The Federal air transport Agency also said that currently a ban on flights to Egypt is still valid.
The source of “RIA Novosti” in the help EgyptAir not confirmed the start booking tickets for November. “We do not book tickets to Moscow on any date, no reservation, this is probably a mistake of the website of the airline”, — he explained. The source in the Ministry aviation of Egypt this data is also denied, stating that “this cannot be”.
In early March, TASS reported that EgyptAir asked free time of arrival and departure by three regular flights a week in the spring and summer at the Domodedovo airport.
Russia has completely stopped flights to Egypt after the crash of the Russian Airbus A321, which was flying from Sharm El Sheikh to Petersburg, over the Sinai. The victims were 224 people.
Moscow has repeatedly explained that the prohibition will operate as long as the Russian experts are not convinced airport security. In mid-March, Russia and Egypt have agreed in short terms to solve the issue of the resumption of flights. Later, the head of Ministry of transport Maxim Sokolov said that the political obstacles to this is not, however, the Russian experts should conduct another inspection. Last week it was reported that the delegation’s security officers have completed validation of two major airports in Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada.