In Egypt announced when it will resume flights between Moscow and Cairo

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotosensibile international airport. Archival photoIn Egypt announced when it will resume flights between Moscow and Cairo© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

Egypt expects to open air links with Russia on the route Moscow — Cairo on 1 February, told reporters the Minister of civil aviation of Egypt Sherif Fathi.

«We declare that the flights between Moscow and Cairo since February 1 is already open», — he said.

«Legal obstacles to the resumption of regular flights on the route Moscow —Cairo is not after making appropriate amendments to the decree of the President of the Russian Federation», — said in turn the head of Ministry of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov.

However, he noted that the airlines of both countries will take some time for the resumption of flights and renewal of contracts with airports.

Russia and Egypt on Friday in Moscow signed documents for the resumption of flights between the two countries, interrupted in the fall of 2015.

Russia suspended the flights to Egypt in November 2015 after the collapse of the Sinai airline «Kogalymavia» flying from Sharm El Sheikh to Petersburg. On its Board there were 217 Russian tourists and seven crew members. They all died. Subsequently, the FSB has described the incident as a terrorist attack.

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