Russian airports stopped flights to Egypt because this direction are banned by government from 7th of November.
Flights to Egypt are canceled and new tickets are not sold. Travel agencies urgently cancel reservations in Egyptian hotels. People are worried about the trip and ask many questions. Tourists who do not want to spend holidays in Turkey instead of the Egyptian resorts, could make the cancellation without penalties, get back the money or pay extra for the more expensive destinations.
Press secretary of the Russian Union in Tourism Industry (RUT) Irina Turina said that almost all Russians who bought tours to Egypt, agree to visit Turkey. “Many tourists will go to Antalya”, – reported Interfax.
About 100 thousand people paid tours to Egypt and had to go to the holidays until 20th of December, said the executive director of ATOR Maya Lomidze, was reported by TASS. She also clarified that Egypt is the most popular destination, which cooperates with more than 15 tour operators. Approximately during the year, Egypt is visited by about 2 million tourists.
Just a few days ago Vladimir Putin accepted the recommendations from the National Anti-Terrorist Committee, stopping the air communication with Egypt until the cause’s determination of the A321 downing.
Flights to Egypt will be banned as long as the experts will be determinate the true cause of the A321 downing nearby Sinai Peninsula.