MOSCOW, November 10 (RAPSI) – Possibility of a ban on flights for Russians, not only to Egypt but also to other potentially dangerous countries, was discussed at a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday, Kommersant newspaper wrote.
Russia at 20:00 MSK on Friday suspended the air traffic with Egypt to determine the causes of the plane crash in the Sinai, which resulted in 224 people dying. President Vladimir Putin instructed to provide assistance to the Russians in return from Egypt. The head of state on Sunday signed a decree on the temporary ban on Russian airlines to carry out passenger transfers to Egypt.
The source of the newspaper said that the cessation of air links with Egypt is set for the long term.
"The ban on flights to Egypt entered, it will not last a month or two, but for years".
The biggest disaster in the history of Russian and Soviet aviation happened on October 31: Airbus A321 airliner airlines of “Kogalymavia airlines, which was flying from Sharm el Sheikh to St. Petersburg crashed in the Sinai. All 217 passengers and seven crew members who were on board have died in the crash.