The refusal of Russian airlines to allow regular flights to Egypt is a purely technical matter, which says nothing about the process of restoring flights to the Red Sea resorts. Dmitry Gorin, chairman of the board of directors of Vipservice, announced this in a conversation with Profi.Travel.
“Rosaviatsia cannot agree on admissions, since air traffic has not yet been officially restored. At the same time, the validity of the old approvals has long expired, – said Dmitry Gorin. – It is clear that the approvals will be considered immediately after the decision to resume flights, and air carriers are actually preparing for this moment, submitting requests for new permits ahead of time. At the same time, they immediately request regular flights from the maximum number of departure cities, since the parameters of air traffic are not yet known, and there is a chance that regular air traffic will be opened in the first place ”.
Previously Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the decision to expand air traffic with Egypt will be made by the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus in Russia, based on data on the epidemiological situation. His competence also includes the decision on the volume of flights and from which cities.
The decision can be either about the full opening of flights from all airports, as was the case with Turkey and Tanzania in the summer of 2020, or about the phased resumption of flights following the example of the United Arab Emirates, Dmitry Gorin noted.
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