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    Russia Bans Egypt Air Flights Starting November 14

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    Russia's civil aviation regulator Rosaviatsia has notified that the flights of Egypt Air to Russia would be suspended starting November 14, an industry source said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow's Domodedovo airport later officially confirmed the reception of the notification.

    "The airport has received a telegram from Rosaviatsia notifying of the ban on the flights of Egypt Air to Russia from November 14," an airport spokesman told RIA Novosti.

    Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed with Federal Security Service (FSB) head Alexander Bortnikov's recommendation to suspend passenger flights to Egypt while the inquiry into the crash of Russian aircraft in Sinai Peninsula is ongoing.

    The Airbus A321 passenger plane operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia crashed on October 31 en route from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. All 224 people on board were killed. The crash is the biggest air disaster in the history of Russian and Soviet civil aviation and one of the 30 most deadly air disasters of all time.


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