Russia bans Egypt Air flights

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Egypt is a massively fashionable destination for Russian vacationers

Russia’s state aviation authority has banned Egypt’s nationwide carrier from flying to Russia, a Moscow airport spokesman says.

Flights from Russia to Egypt are already suspended after a passenger airplane crashed in the Sinai remaining month.

All 224 folks on board were killed, mostly Russian nationals.

Egypt Air had been the only airline flying between the 2 nations and the move used to be to ensure it met safety necessities, Russian media pronounced.

Sinai Province, a group affiliated to Islamic State, has repeatedly claimed it introduced down Metrojet Flight 9268, flying from the Egyptian Crimson Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to the Russian city of St Petersburg.

Western officers say there is a sturdy possibility that a bomb exploded on the aircraft, however Russia and Egypt say it’s too early to attract conclusions.

Following the crash, several international locations, including the uk, halted flights to and from the lodge due to intelligence issues – stranding heaps of holidaymakers.

Russia’s action, effective from Saturday, is a further blow to Egypt’s tourism business.

Russians make up close to one in three of all foreign vacationers in Egypt. In 2014, about three million Russian nationals stayed at Egypt’s lodges.

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