Rossiya airline begins flights to Egyptian resorts from Sheremetyevo

Regular service to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh

MOSCOW, August 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Rossiya Airline (Aeroflot Group), in partnership with the largest tour operator Biblio-Globus, has resumed scheduled flights to popular Egyptian resorts from Sheremetyevo International Airport.

(PRNewsfoto / Sheremetyevo International Airport)

Flights from Moscow to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh will operate five times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on Boeing 747s designed to carry 522 passengers: 12 in business class and 510 in economy class.

The first flights to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh departed on time from Sheremetyevo Terminal D on August 9.

Departure time for Hurghada is 8:55 am with arrival at the resort airport at 12:50 pm local time. Return flights will depart from Hurghada at 2:50 p.m. and will arrive at Moscow at 8:35 p.m. Flights to Sharm El Sheikh will depart at 10:30 am and arrive at 2:25 pm. Return flights will depart at 4:25 p.m. and will arrive at Moscow at 10:10 p.m.

“Tourism has always been one of the main areas of cooperation between Russia and Egypt. The resumption of regular service to the resorts of the Red Sea is a much anticipated event for many of our citizens who prefer warm climates for recreation or love diving, ”said Sergei Starikov, the official representative of Rossiya Airline. “Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh will become an organic addition to the traditional cities of the Black Sea coast. All flights are carried out under high standards of aviation and epidemiological safety.”

The first flights to Egyptian seaside resorts were sold out. Tickets are sold as part of a vacation package, which includes flight, transfer, accommodation at a selected star rating hotel, and sightseeing programs.

“The resumption of flights to the seaside resorts of Egypt is a highly anticipated event for Sheremetyevo Airport, ”said FM Sytin, JSC SIA Deputy General Manager for Commercial Activities. “Sheremetyevo provides passengers of the Rossiya airline with quality services and a high-tech service environment. Spacious and comfortable terminals and airfield infrastructure with three runways allow airlines to dynamically increase international traffic and offer passengers the best routes in terms of price and quality around the world. “

“Before the air service closes, Egypt was one of the most popular destinations among Russian tourists, ”said Irina Kostenko, general manager of the tour operator Biblio-Globus. “In 2013-2014, it was visited each year by around one million tourists using the services of Biblio-Globus. Now we are experiencing a high demand for flights to the resort towns of this Arab country, stable until the end of the autumn school holidays. Egypt has always been viewed as a winter vacation destination, and we expect bookings to increase even more as winter approaches. We are already seeing reservations for the New Year holidays. “

The first flight of Russia was greeted at Sharm el-Sheikh airport by the Russian Ambassador to Egypt, Georgi Borisenko. He expressed his gratitude to Rossiya Airline, which helps our compatriots to rediscover Egypt and its various recreational opportunities. “The resumption of large-scale direct flights will serve to strengthen Russian-Egyptian ties, based on long-standing traditions of friendship between the two peoples,” he said.

Passengers on international flights operated by Rossiya Airlines will appreciate the variety of services available at Sheremetyevo Terminal D. Travelers with children can visit the well-appointed mother and child room, and a specially equipped deluxe room, Saturn, accommodates people with disabilities. Tourists can also wait for their flight in a comfortable Sleep Lounge – a room for sleeping and resting located in the accessible area of ​​Terminal D. The Moscow Business Lounge (winner of the prestigious Business Traveler Russia and CIS Awards) and the comfortable VIP Lounge are serving business travelers.

Rossiya Airlines recalls the need to respect the rules of flight within the current epidemiological restrictions. When planning a trip abroad, please carefully read the current information on the rules and restrictions for entering the country of your destination. For Russian citizens traveling to Egypt, it is necessary to have a vaccination certificate in English with a QR-code. The certificate is accepted if 14 days have passed since the administration of the second dose. In the absence of a certificate – a negative result of the PCR test carried out no later than 72 hours before the flight departure time. In addition, all passengers are required to complete a questionnaire (health card) upon arrival at Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada airports. More information on entry rules and restrictions can be found on the official website of the Embassy, ​​Consulate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or on the website of Rossiya airline.

We also remind you of the need to comply with anti-virus security measures. In order to protect against the spread of coronavirus infection, and in accordance with the methodological guidelines of the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation, passengers at the airport and on board the aircraft are required to wear personal protective equipment (masks), which cannot be removed during the entire flight. For more details on the rules of conduct on board the aircraft, as well as the requirements for those arriving in Russia, please visit the website of Rossiya airline.

Sheremetyevo Airport is part of the TOP-5 of the airport hubs of Europe, the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and freight traffic. In 2020, the airport served 19 million 784 thousand passengers.

Sheremetyevo is the best airport in terms of service quality in Europe, the absolute world leader in flight punctuality, the recipient of the highest 5-star Skytrax rating.

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