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Russia’s decision to lift ban on commercial flights to Egypt sends “very positive message” to British government

The UK tourism chief of Egypt has raised hopes that the UK may resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh airport, after expressing that Russia’s call to lift a ban on commercial flights to Egypt sends “a very positive message” to the British government. Russia slapped a ban on all flights to Egypt in November 2015 after the tragic crash of Russian charter flights Metrojet 9268 that killed all 224 passengers …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signs decree approving resumption of air traffic with Cairo

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree, ratifying the resumption of commercial air traffic with Cairo. Putin has signed off on the changes that have been made to the 2015 decree that put a stop to all commercial passenger flights to Egypt. The amendment would allow flights to Cairo but not to other Egyptian destinations. The initial suspension was made then after the crash of a Russian flight in …

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Mauritius signs multiple Bilateral Air Services Agreements with various countries

The delegation of Mauritius that attended the International Conference on Air Services Negotiations Event (ICAN) 2017 in Sri Lanka had a fruitful stint as they finalized air service talks with six countries. These were Chile, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia, Russian Federation and Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Aside from those, the delegation also initiated three Bilateral Air Services Agreements and inked three Memoranda of Understanding with Ghana, Namibia and Morocco. Mauritius finalized …

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More designated carriers to operate flights between Moscow and Antalya

The aviation authorities of Russia and Turkey have consented to tap a third designated carrier each to fly the route connecting Moscow and the Turkish resort destination of Antalya. This development brings the total frequency for this particular route to seven flights each week. Russian travelers prefer traveling to Turkey. Proof of this is right before the 2015 ban on charter flights to that country, the Moscow-Antalya route ranked first …

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Russia and Egypt sign agreement that would lead to resumption of Russian flights to Cairo

Russia and Egypt are taking positive steps that are paving the way for the resumption of Russian flights to the latter’s capital of Cairo. The two nations signed an agreement on cooperation on civil aviation security, announced Russia’s Transport Ministry. The Ministry also quoted Russian Minister for Transportation, that the agreement would permit flights to Cairo to continue in February 2018. Moscow put a stop to civilian air traffic to …

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Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister off to Russia to finalize air security protocol

Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi is headed to the Russian capital of Moscow to work on the procedures essential for the resumption of direct flights between Russia and Egypt. The Ministry’s Spokesman, Bassem Sami, disclosed this to the public. “On Thursday morning, the minister will fly to Moscow for finalizing procedures to resume air communications between the two states,” he said. “The visit will last two days, until Saturday. …

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Egypt and Russia discussing return of Russian aviation to Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed ways on how to hasten the steps needed to resume direct passenger flights between their two nations. Putin’s visit to the country has sparked hopes, especially for those in the tourism sector that a major breakthrough in returning Russian aviation and tourists to Egypt might be possible. The return of Russian tourism is a high priority for Sisi during Putin’s …

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Russian Transport Ministry reports impasse over runway slots in Amsterdam airport resolved

Russia’s Transport Ministry has announced that the dispute over runway slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport between Air France KLM’s Dutch airline KLM and Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo is over after the two sides reached a settlement. The deal came to be after negotiations between officials of the two country’s aviation authorities. This could not have come at a better time after Moscow threatened to close Russian air space to Dutch …

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Dutch authorities scramble to resolve row with Russia over landing slots

Dutch aviation officials are looking for an amicable solution to a row with Russia over landing slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. According to the Dutch Airline Pilots Association, Moscow has indicated they would close Russian air space to Dutch aircrafts after the reduction of landing slots available to Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo at Europe’s third-busiest airport following Schiphol’s half-yearly reallocation last week. Should the move push through, it would mainly …

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Russian officials seek new rules to closely monitor airlines

Russian authorities are seeking to create new regulations that would allow for closer monitoring of airline financial conditions to ensure carriers can fulfill passenger obligations. According to Minister of Transport, Maxim Sokolov, the Ministry also wants to amend the air operator’s certificate suspension process to be involved in the airline’s business in case of problems. The authority also wants to closely supervise flight delays to be able to introduce a …

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