Belarusian tour opened the sale of tours to Sharm El Sheikh with direct departures from Minsk. According Traveling, first in 2016, the charter flight scheduled for April 20.
"We carry out charter flights in accordance with the request of tour operators. Applications for Egypt is - then the program planned, "- said a spokesman for the airline" Belavia "Olga Shuko.
A local travel agency AnyWay Travel Olesya Antanevich clarified that at present there is demand for tours, but it "is more interesting than a purposeful desire to buy a ticket." She said that the cost of permits, the owners of which will go to Sharm el-Sheikh 20 April is 625 11 dollars per night for an "all inclusive".
Belarus suspended the charter flight service to Egypt in December 2015 years. Then in the "Belavia" stated that there was a cancellation of flights for commercial reasons.
Earlier, 14-March, it was reported that Egypt has introduced new security measures that are recommended by Russian experts in the airports of the country. This was told Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. In response to the statement Shukri Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, Russia said that Moscow has not yet received any official information about the new security measures by the Egyptian authorities. At the same time Sokolov noted that "if everything is in order, then, of course, no pull with the opening (...) air links with Egypt will not."
The decree on the suspension of flights from Russia to Egypt, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed 8 November. This happened after the crash of the Airbus A321 airplane of Kogalymavia, which flew from Sharm El Sheikh to St. Petersburg. The liner crashed on 31 October. All 224 people (mostly Russians) on board were killed. Responsibility for the disaster was assumed by the militants of the "Vilayat Sinai" group, who swore allegiance to the terrorist organization "Islamic State" banned in Russia. At a meeting in the Kremlin 16 November, the head of the FSB, Alexander Bortnikov, said that the cause of the disaster was a terrorist attack.