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Flights between Moscow, Cairo may start in mid-February: Russian min.

Friday، 12 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

Regular flights between Moscow and Cairo may start in mid-February, TASS news agency quoted Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov as saying.


"As I said, it will take about a month and a half after the signing of the decree to open the air service and to sign relevant contracts with the airport of Cairo, with the handling companies, to relaunch the representative office of Aeroflot. Accordingly, this is approximately mid-February," Sokolov said.


Earlier, some media, referring to the data of timetables at the airports of Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo, reported that the flights between Russia and Egypt will resume on February 1.


The press service of Sheremetyevo said that it is too early to confirm the fact of the flights from the airport.


At the same time, Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airports are in talks with the Egyptian airline EgyptAir on the sale of slots (the time interval, during which the airport receives and services the aircraft) for flights from Moscow to Cairo.


On January 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on resuming regular air services to Cairo. MENA


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