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Flights between Russia and Egypt will resume before March

2017-01-24

Egypt has been implementing tighter security measures at its airports. Earlier this month, the head of the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation Mohamed Saeed said that Cairo International Airport was set to receive biometric equipment from Germany on 12 January for immediate installation to better track airport staff. Similar equipment has already been installed at the Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada international airports. Last week, a team of Russian experts arrived Egypt for a security inspection of the Red Sea’s Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada airports. According to TASS, Russia’s Transport Ministry is currently preparing a report to be delivered to the Russian government on Cairo International Airport’s security procedures. On Tuesday, Germany lifted the last set of restrictions on direct flights from Germany to the city. Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in late December that flights from Russia to the country would resume soon. Source: Ahram Online