Official Russian news agency TASS reports that flights from Russia to Egypt will not restart until April at the earliest due to procedural issues.
Russia suspended flights to Egypt in October 2015 after a bomb was detonated on board Kogalymavia (Metrojet) Flight KGL9268, which was en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg Pulkovo International Airport. There were no survivors.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on 4 January 2018 to permit new scheduled flights, initially from Moscow to Cairo; but TASS reported that technical work, including slot booking and schedule preparation, is still in progress.
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