"January 2017 is a very plausible deadline for reopening regular air traffic with Cairo," Maxim Sokolov told reporters.
He said the final decision would be taken by the Russian government after it analyzed the results of an inquiry into the crash by an expert panel. "We aren’t going to rush this," he added.
Sokolov announced last fall that Egypt had greatly improved airport security in resort cities. On November 29, Russia forwarded to Egypt documents necessary for the resumption of flights.
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