Aeroflot, the largest airlines of the Russian Federation, has decided to resume the Airbus A320 service to carry passengers from Moscow to Cairo. The airlines have scheduled 3 flights per week, and the service is going to start from April 11. Good news for the football lovers – the same flight will be available on a daily basis from 12th of June to the 2nd of July so that they can fly to Russia for enjoying FIFA World Cup 2018 in the respected venues.
We said, “Aeroflot resumes Cairo service”, meaning that they used to serve before and had suddenly stopped. So, here’s a short glimpse of what had happened then.
On 31st October 2015, a Metrojet-branded Airbus A321 drowned with 224 people after 23 min of its taking off. Started its journey from Sharm El Sheikh, the flight aimed to reach St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport. The exact reason for this massive death, according to the Russian authorities, is found to be a combustible device. Till then, Russia had banned flights from Egypt.
After the new flight related safety protocol is signed between Russia and Egypt towards the end of 2017, Vladimir Putin has sanctioned a decree for continuing Russian flights to Egypt at the beginning of 2018. So, from now on, Flight SU 400 will be on duty of carrying passengers from Moscow to Cairo. Their three flying day includes Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays per week. The other one, Flight SU 401, will bring the travelers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays each week from Cairo to Moscow.