Russia’s largest tourism company “Biblio-Globus” will resume tourist trips to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh airports starting from April 3 according to a number of agents working in Russian tourism companies in the city of Hurghada in the Red Sea Governorate
Russia halted flights and evacuated its tourists in March due to its war with Ukraine.
The air carrier for Biblio-Globus flights to Egypt during April will be “Red Wings” instead of Russian Airlines according to the director of reservations for a Russian tourism and aviation company, Islam Ahmed.
And an agent from a major tourism company operating in the Russian tourism market Sayed al-Gabry said that the Association of Tour Operators of Russia confirmed the return of its direct flights from Moscow to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh,
The official status of the flights is still unclear, as the flights are carried out by order of one tour operator, Gabry added.
The operating schedule for Russian flights showed that flights to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh from Zhukovsky International Airport will be launched on Boeing 777-200 aircraft, provided that the trip is for a period of four days or more, he explained.
Two flights will be operated per week, while from April 13, flights will be increased to four flights per week.
Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh from Zhukovsky began on April 2 and will operate twice a week until the end of April.
On April 29, Biblio-Globus will book flights to Egyptian destinations with Russian Airlines.
Flights to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh are available for booking in May on daily Russian flights from Moscow.
The cost of Sharm el-Sheikh trips starts from 84,000 rubles for a stay in a four-star hotel and from 92,000 rubles for a stay in a five-star hotel.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm