The mass vacation of Russians in Egypt was under threat due to problems with charter flights: out of nine air carriers, only one received permission to fly to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. About it informs Moskovsky Komsomolets on Saturday, July 31st.
“Nine carriers with departures from 39 Russian cities requested admission to flights to Hurghada and Sharm, but received only one, departing from Moscow. And this carrier works with only one tour operator – the largest in the Russian Federation ”, – told the publication in the capital’s travel agency.
According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, due to the small number of flights, many Russians will not be able to get to rest in the near future. He clarified that in addition to the Russian carrier, an Egyptian carrier can operate ten flights a week; in just a month, both carriers will be able to deliver only about 30 thousand Russians to Egyptian resorts.
“For comparison: more than 100 thousand of our tourists arrive at Turkish resorts only a week. And 30 thousand vacationers for the whole August is a drop in the ocean. While more than 300 thousand Russians are waiting for an equivalent replacement for Turkey, ”he said.
Earlier it was reported that Russia will open flights to Egyptian resorts from August 9, five flights a week will be carried out from Moscow to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. According to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, it will be possible to relax in a three-star all-inclusive hotel with a budget of 80.7 thousand rubles, a tour with a five-star hotel will cost an average of 170 thousand rubles.