On January 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to restore the air service to Egypt. The document is published in the official legislation base.
The decree excludes Cairo from the list of cities where passenger flights from Russia are banned.
Earlier, Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said the airport of the Egyptian capital was fully corresponding with all requirements of the aviation safety, and Russian experts “have checked it.”
Russia stopped air service to Egypt in November 2015 after a plane of Kogalymavia airline crashed above Sinai. 217 Russian tourists and seven crew members were killed in the crash.