The media added that the experts will examine the second terminal, because the flights between Cairo and Moscow, when restored, are expected to arrive at and depart from it.
In November 2015, Moscow suspended flights between Russia and Egypt, after a Russian passenger plane crashed over the Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board. Russia subsequently qualified the incident as a terrorist act. Work to determine the causes of the crash is still underway. Following the crash, Russia suggested that Egypt should increase security measures and sign a joint Egypt-Russia aviation security protocol.
In late May, Russian Deputy Transport Minister Valery Okulov said that the negotiating process on the resumption of flights between Russia and Egypt was suspended. However, Egyptian media reported, citing a source from the country's aviation authority, that Egypt met all demands set by Russia regarding aviation security.