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Russia's Aeroflot to resume Moscow-Cairo flights on Wednesday after over 2-year hiatus

Russia's Aeroflot airline will resume Moscow-Cairo flights on Wednesday after two years and half hiatus, well-placed sources at Cairo Airport said on Sunday.

The sources said the first flight will land in Egypt on Wednesday at 12:20 pm and depart en route home on Wednesday at 1:30 am.

Aeroflot will organize three weekly flights between Cairo and Moscow.

Meanwhile, EgyptAir said its will resume flights to  Moscow on Thursday, well-placed sources at Cairo Airport said on Friday.

Passengers will board the flights from Terminal 2 and arrive at Terminal 3,  the sources said.

A Russian security company will follow up security measures of any flight – either EgyptAir or Russia's Aeroflot airline - heading for Moscow.

The two airlines will bear the cost of the security company.

EgyptAir has previously said it will operate three weekly flights to the Russian capital using its top notch Boeing aircraft B737/800NG.

Flights will be on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Russia suspended regular air service with Egypt after a Russian A321 passenger jet owned by Russia’s Kogalymavia air carrier (flight 9268) bound to St. Petersburg crashed on October 31, 2015 some 30 minutes after the takeoff from Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh. The plane was carrying 217 passengers and seven crewmembers.

 

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