Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Eissa confirmed that the Russian tourism market is one of the good markets for Egypt, noting a marked improvement in the movement of Russian tourism to Egypt.
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities added in a statement to RT that the number of Russian tourists had doubled between June and October, noting that as of the last week of June last year, the number of flight bookings coming from Russia stood at 5,500 seats. as the number of places doubled to more than 20,000 places in the month of October, which indicates a great interest in Russian tourism and that their number is increasing markedly.
He indicated that the ministry aims to increase the number of Russian tourists coming to Egypt, noting that Russia is a good tourist market for Egypt.
The minister explained that there is cooperation between the ministries of tourism and civil aviation in order to stimulate air traffic, which will positively affect inbound tourism to Egypt.
The Russian Domodedovo airport in Moscow announced that the Egyptian airline EgyptAir will increase the number of flights from the airport to Cairo up to 14 times a week.
The airport said that from December 19, EgyptAir will start operating two flights a day on comfortable Boeing 737-800 and Airbus 320 aircraft, and the flight time will be 5 hours and 30 minutes.
EgyptAir has announced that it is currently coordinating with travel agents to increase the number of direct flights between Moscow, Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada to 28 by early 2023.
This is happening as part of the plan of the Ministry of Civil Aviation to intensify air traffic and tourism arriving in Egypt from around the world, as well as in support of Russian tourist traffic to Egyptian resorts.
The company said it currently operates 7 direct flights a week between Moscow and Egyptian tourist destinations, including 4 flights a week between Moscow and Sharm El Sheikh and 3 flights to Hurghada.
Whereas, as of December 18, a decision has been made to increase the number of direct flights between Cairo and the Russian capital Moscow to 14 flights per week at a rate of two flights per day, as EgyptAir currently operates 11 flights per week on Boeing aircraft. Aircraft 737/800.