Almost two years ago after the tragedy of the Airbus A321 aircraft between Egypt and Russia was suspended, and then and dried up the tourist flow is so loved by Russians Shram-El-Sheikh and Hurghada. All this time Egypt attempted to bring Russian tourists to its resorts, but the requirements for airports have been brought against stern and the Egyptian side had to work hard to fulfill them.
On Monday, the Minister of civil aviation of Egypt Sherif Fathi said that agreements reached at the resumption of flights between the two countries.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
Egypt will visit the delegation of the Russian experts to check the readiness of the Egyptian airports make Russian planes. Our party was brought the requirements for providing biometric control area of the airport, baggage inspection, organization of videonablyudeniya on the perimeter, the measures for verification of in-flight catering. All of these requirements, the Egyptian side has tried to do.
According to the Sheriff Fatihi the Ministry is ready to adopt measures aimed at ensuring the safety of both passengers and air transport in Egypt and the region, provided that they do not affect the sovereignty of the country.
Because this required significant costs and structural changes from the Egyptian authorities, perhaps while we are talking about only one airport. Though not yet aware of what. The rest will be adopted by the Commission later.
In addition, in Egypt, will visit the delegation of the International civil aviation organization (ICAO).
– Opening of the Egyptian direction is very expected event, like the Egyptian side, and for us. Our operators stayed there paid hotels, paid blocks of airlines. Besides, now the download of our foreign boards is reduced. So it’s mutually beneficial, ” says Yuri Barzykin, Vice-President of the Russian Union of travel industry. – Chances to get permission to take our sides in Egypt are because the work is from December last year. Identified a complex of measures to ensure the security of the receiving and sending sides. The requirements for the equipment of those systems, which must ensure the safety of passengers. It was about the organization of the closed cycle of taking our passengers that outsiders could not penetrate in the territory where service is available of our boards. To do this, first talked about the individual terminals, then on the individual inputs, the purchase of appropriate equipment. According to various estimates, especially the Egyptian side, the requirements are performed on 80-85%. So by the end of this month, the bilateral Commission should examine all that was done. But I think the startup message will not happen until Oct-Nov. It’s high season for Egypt. At least one of the airports or Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada will open for Russian tourists. Test will be made very serious by our experts with the proper equipment, as Egypt is a country of high risk. In us there. The important thing is that both sides really are committed to solving all problems. And of course, we are interested in the fact that it was not formal.