BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – Cairo has received its first direct commercial flight from Moscow on Wednesday night, ending a two and a half year suspension which followed a bomb blast on a Russian charter plane over the Sinai Peninsula in 2015.

Around 160 Russian and Egyptian passengers on board Aeroflot’s Airbus 320 touched down at the new Terminal 2 in Cairo International Airport, and were greet by representatives of the Cairo Airport Company and the Tourism Promotion Authority.

Aeroflot will fly to Cairo three times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays -from its base at Terminal S of the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.

On Thursday morning EgyptAir, the country’s flagship air carrier, is also expected make its first direct flight from Cairo to the Russian capital.

Russia suspended direct flights with Egypt after Kogalymavia’s Airbus A321 passenger jet crashed in the Sinai in October 2015, killing all with 217 passengers and seven members of the crew on board.

The plane, departing from popular tourist destination Sharm el-Sheikh and destined for St. Petersburg, blew-up shortly after take-off. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has defined the tragedy as a terrorist attack.

Moscow demanded improvements to security measures at Egyptian airports before any resumption of flights could be considered.

Source: Ruptly

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