The operating schedules of flights to Hurghada and Marsa Alam international airports revealed a significant increase in flights from Russia and the Ukraine with the beginning of the winter tourism season.
Hurghada Airport received a record number of flights on Saturday, about 160 international flights, most of which are regular Russian flights, and the number of tourists reached about 22,000 tourists from differing nationalities.
Meanwhile, Marsa Alam International Airport received 81 incoming international and domestic flights, carrying more than 15,000 passengers on Saturday.
Charter flights from Russia to the Red Sea resorts resumed earlier this month after a years-long hiatus following the crash of a Russian passenger plane over Sinai due to a terrorist attack.
Irregular flights resumed as well, to the resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, which will contribute to an increase in the flow of tourists from Russia to Egypt.
The resumption of flights from Russia to Egyptian resorts will contribute to boosting tourism in Egypt. Before the suspension of flights, Russia was a major source of tourism in Egypt, which generated billions of dollars annually for the Egyptian treasury.