MOSCOW, Jan 4 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin authorised the resumption of regular civilian flights from Russia to Cairo, according to a document published on the government’s website on Thursday.
The order was effective as of Jan 2.
Russia halted civilian air traffic to Egypt in 2015 after militants detonated a bomb on a Russian Metrojet flight leaving the tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing 224 people on board.
The bombing and the Russian suspension were blows to Egypt’s tourism industry, a key source of hard currency. (Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; editing by John Stonestreet)