Germany’s 4th biggest tour operator, FTI, has announced that it will operate eight flights per week to Sharm El-Sheikh starting December 23rd, bringing numbers back to the level of service before the Russian plane crash in Sinai last October, reports Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Germany was among several countries that placed restrictions on air travel to Egypt after the aforementioned plane crash killing all 224 people on board. But in May, the German Civil Aviation Authority officially notified German airlines that the ban is finally lifted.
This came in result of efforts that took place in the past six months by the Egyptian embassy in Berlin to talk the Germans out of their worries and reverse the policies based on them.
“The embassy’s campaign was carried out in coordination with the concerned sectors at the Foreign Ministry, the Egyptian ministries of tourism, civil aviation and interior, and the German ministries of transportation, foreign affairs and interior,” said a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
Egypt’s next mission is Russia; they’re still negotiating with Russia for the resumption of their flights to Egypt. However, the hijacking of an EgyptAir flight in late March has brought things a few steps back, according to Russian officials.
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