“Hooray! Direct flights from Russia are returning to the resorts of Egypt,” Rami Fayez, a member of the Association of Tourism Investors of Marsa Alam, told local media. According to him, from next Saturday, May 29, one of the Russian airlines will start operating direct and low-cost charter flights both to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. At the same time, the distance from Hurghada to Marsa Alam is about 250 km, i.e. tourists wishing to relax on its virgin shores will have a real opportunity to get to Marsa Alam. Flights will be operated to each of the resorts once a week for the time being.
“These flights will be the first Russian flights to resorts since the end of February. The tourism sector in the Red Sea and South Sinai is ready to receive Russian tourists, and is looking forward to them,” he stressed. Which airline in question is not reported. However, we recall that from May 29, the return of its flight program to Egypt on “risk-free” flights was announced by the Tez Tour tour operator – read the details at the link.
The Egyptian expert stressed that the return of Russian flights to Egypt is currently very important and indicates the status of the Egyptian tourist destination, especially Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh among Russian tourists. He added that until 2016, Russia ranked first among the countries sending tourists to Egypt, with an average number of tourists of more than 2 million tourists per year, and despite all the crises, there is still good demand from Russian tourists for visiting Egypt.
As for the resort of Marsa Alam, which Mr. Fayez represents, there are still few Russian flights there, but in general, the airport received 86 flights with tourists over the weekend. “These flights will play an important role in increasing the occupancy of Marsa Alam hotels during this week,” the expert noted. According to him, tourists from Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Serbia and the Czech Republic mainly arrive in Marsa Alam, and German tourists in general took the lead in the number of arrivals in Marsa Alam in May.
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