UPDATE: Source: Russia, Egypt agree on 6 weekly flights from Feb
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CAIRO, Jan 9 (PRIME) -- Egypt and Russia have agreed to carry six regular flights a week between Moscow and Cairo starting from the first week of February, a source in EgyptТs airport management company and a source in EgyptAir told PRIME on Tuesday.
УAn agreement on three weekly flights by airline EgyptAir from Cairo to Moscow and back, and consequently, on three flights by Russian airline Aeroflot has been reached,Ф the management company source said.
УI expect that the first flights will be carried in the first week of February in correspondence with the agreements attained in Moscow and statements by Civil Aviation Minister of Egypt Sharif Fathi.Ф
A spokesperson for MoscowТs Sheremetyevo airport told PRIME that the airport is in negotiations with EgyptAir on flights to Cairo. УThis is not a confirmation of intent, we are offering conditions, the final decision rests with the carrier.Ф
EgyptAir has asked another MoscowТs airport Domodedovo for slots, a spokesperson for the airport said. УThe airline was carrying regular flights to Cairo from Domodedovo several times a week from 2003. The air hub is now in negotiations with EgyptAir, the carrier has asked for slots in the airport.Ф
On December 15, Russia and Egypt signed an agreement on security in Egyptian airports that will allow the two countries to restart air travel between Moscow and Cairo suspended in 2015 after a crash of a Russian plane over the Sinai Peninsula.