Russia’s AZUR Air to run charter flights to Hurghada

Russian AZUR Air airline announced the launch of charter flights to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh airports from ten Russian cities, starting in mid-May.

Tourism statistics showed that Russian tourists come in second place among the nationalities that visited Hurghada in March as 45,000 Russians visited the city during the month. German tourists came in first place numbering 145,000.


Russia makes massive tourist boost to Egypt

A report by ForwardKeys confirmed that the Russian tourist flow to Egypt has risen by 181 percent, while decreasing by 99 percent to the European Union and Britain.

“As expected, the sanctions and the ban on direct flights between Russia and most of the European Union have led to a significant reduction in Russia’s air links with the rest of the world,” the report explained.

The Middle East and Turkey, which did not ban flights to Russia, have therefore benefited, according to the report.

It added that in 2022 when the war first broke out, the passenger occupancy rate to flights between Russia and the Middle East was 27 percent higher than in the same period before the pandemic, and in Turkey it was 26 percent higher.

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