CAIRO (Sputnik) — The redeveloped terminal now has the latest technology and is equipped with the most up-to-date security equipment, according to Egyptian aviation authorities.
The opening comes as Egypt prepares to resume air traffic with Russia, which was suspended after an Airbus A321 plane flying to St. Petersburg crashed soon after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh on October 31. All 224 people aboard died as a result of what was classified by the investigation as a terrorist attack.
The Cairo International Airport shows "the greatest readiness to resume flight," Sokolov said.
On September 20, a delegation of Russian security experts arrived in Cairo. It later carried out inspections in Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. On Sunday, Russian officials noted that Cairo's airport security has markedly improved.