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    Egypt is preparing for resumption of regular flights from Russia.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — Airport administrators in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada will reserve the entire second passenger terminal exclusively for Russian tourist flights, local media reported Wednesday, citing airport sources.

    "The airport administration, after negotiations with the minister of civil aviation and ministry leadership, opted for the second building known as the 'old airport', to send and receive Russian [tourists]," the source told Egypt's Youm7 daily.

    The decision came following a request lodged by the Russian airport safety delegation to allot one of two Hurghada International Airport terminals to Russian tourists, according to the newspaper.

    The source said Hurghada expects first regular flights with Russian tourists to begin next month, with charter flights from Russia in November after receiving "confirmation."


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