Russian airline begins operating more flights to Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh

The Russian airline Azur Air, announced that it will operate direct flights from the Russian city of Kazan to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada international airports

Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh will start on Friday, with three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Flights to Hurghada will start from Saturday, with three weekly flights on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.

The Russian Consul General in Hurghada, Viktor Voropaev, said that Russian tourism to Hurghada is increasing in terms of the number of tourists, flights and tourism companies with the start of the winter tourism season and the Russians’ desire to spend their vacations in the Red Sea and Sharm el-Sheikh resorts.


Recovering tourism

The operating schedules for arrival flights at Hurghada International Airport in the Red Sea Governorate recorded earlier in October the highest arrival rate since about six months, by receiving 112 regular and charter flights from various European airports carrying about 17,000 European tourists.

Back in April, the Hurghada International Airport saw the highest increase in the number of European flights since the start of the Russian war on Ukraine.

According to the announced operating schedules, the airport received 127 flights with an average of 20,000 European tourists spending their vacations in the tourist resorts of the Red Sea.

Under the title “Best places to go for fall: A dozen cool spots around the world,” the famous US website, CNN Travel, published a report in which it listed Egypt among the top 12 tourist destinations to travel to around the world in the fall 2022.

Moreover, Egypt ranked the second most popular foreign destination for Russian tourists in early August with 345,700 trips, and the UAE third with 345,400 trips.

In July, Travel Awaits, a website specializing in tourism and travel affairs, also published  a report where Egypt was ranked ninth among 17 most popular tourist destinations for travelers around the world in 2023, according to travel reservations by international tour operators.

The website described the Egyptian tourist destination as one of the best tourist destinations for having prominent tourist attractions combining culture, history, distinguished geographical location, entertainment and various marine activities.

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