| 22 February 2024, Thursday |

Russian charter flights to Egypt to resume in coming days -Ifx

The Interfax news agency quoted the boss of Aeroflot as saying on Friday that Russian charter flights to Egyptian resorts are expected to resume in the next few days after a years-long pause.

Flights to resort destinations Hurghada and Sharm al-Sheikh were suspended after a Russian passenger plane crashed in Sinai in October 2015, claiming 224 lives.

The plane had been taking Russian holiday makers home from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in 2015, when it broke up over the Sinai Peninsula, killing everyone on board.

A group affiliated with Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the incident.

  • Reuters