The Russian Delegation Praises Security Measures At Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada Airports
Sharm el-Sheikh - Hurghada airports
Civil aviation sources announced on Wednesday that the Russian security delegation was satisfied with the security measures at Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh airports in Egypt and conducted a six-day inspection.
The delegation was sent to review the security measures in the departure and arrival halls, procedures for protecting luggage and travelers, the presence of security personnel around the airport, and compliance with coronavirus precautions.
The source added that the delegation praised the camera surveillance systems at the two airports, which increased their storage capacity from 7 days to 30 days, and used thermal imaging cameras in the airport-landing zone to monitor remote work.
The delegation also praised the Falcon security personnel at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport.
In October 2015, a Russian civilian plane landed on the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 passengers on board, Russia and many European countries including the United Kingdom suspended scheduled and charter flights to Egyptian resorts.
Since then, regular flights have slowly resumed, but direct and charter flights to resorts have not.
Russia's Foreign Ministry said in October it was working with Egypt to resume flights and it was only a matter of time, blaming the delay in the coronavirus pandemic.
"From April 2018, there are regular flights between Moscow and Cairo, and at the same time we are working on resuming flights to the Egyptian resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada, and our main priority in solving this problem is to ensure the safety of Russian citizens," said Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov.
Syromolotov said that although investigations in Russia and Egypt were not completed, the competent Russian authorities proved that the crash was the result of a terrorist attack.