Russia flies 11,000 Egypt tourists home

Russia airplane crash: ‘11,000 tourists back’ from Egypt

  • 8 November 2015
  • From the section Europe
A woman arrives back from Hurghada in Egypt, at Domodedovo airport in Moscow (7 Nov. 2015)Image copyright AP
Image caption This female came to a Moscow airport from the Egyptian resort of Hurghada on Saturday
Russia mentions it has flown 11,000 travelers home from Egypt in the previous 24 hours, and more will return on Sunday. Moscow exposed on Friday that it was suspending all air travels to Egypt after a Russian airplane crashed in Sinai -having at first dismissed suspicions that a bomb detonated the jet. Dozens of special air travels were placed on for travelers wanting to go home. A remembrance service has really been kept in St Petersburg for the crash’s 224
victims, most of whom were Russian.The main bell of the northern city’s St Isaac’s Cathedral tolled 224 times-one for each of the victims.
Meanwhile, another Russian aircraft with the victims’ stays-the 4th considered that the crash on 31 October- landed at St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport, as the recognition procedure continues. The UK has actually flown 3,500 visitors from Sharm el-Sheikh, from where Metrojet Air take a trip 9268 removed for St Petersburg on 31 October. The UK stopped air journeys to and from the resort on Wednesday, pointing out intelligence problems that the Plane may have been downed by a bomb. In look for responses, British ties to Egypt take a hit Airport security reassess. ‘might be required ‘Could Islamic State have bombed Air travel 9268? Exactly what we comprehend about the Sinai crash Russia criticised the UK choice -nevertheless then on Friday revealed.
Russians make up near to one in 3 of all international tourists in Egypt, numerous of them holidaymakers going to resorts such as Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. In 2014, about 3 million Russian nationals continued to be at Egypt’s resorts.
Russian Emergency scenario Ministry Authorities stated there”had to do with 80,000 Russian tourists”in Egypt when Moscow took the choice to stop flights.Holidaymakers were flown back without hold”luggage, mirroring the restrictions put on British tourists being repatriated.The British Foreign Secretary”Philip Hammond mentioned the hold-ups to air travels for Britons “stranded in the Red Sea resort were dued to the much greater level of security checking being implemented. Image copyright EPA Image caption”Russians make up about a 3rd of all international visitors to Egypt”We are running up versus the capability limitations of the airport offered the added steps that are being”used”which’s exactly what’s triggering the hold-up to some air journeys “,”he”notified the BBC’s Andrew Marr” Programme.
Militants in the Sinai Peninsula associated to Islamic State have in fact asserted that they were involved with the airliner, however they have not stated how. Sinai Province militants Most active insurgent group in Egypt, with 1,000-1″,500 members Operating in Sinai Peninsula since 2011 Pledged loyalty to Islamic State group in November 2014 Performs suicide battles, shootings, beheadings; lots of Egyptian soldiers killed.Sinai Province: Egypt’s numerous risky militant group Overview of Sinai’s active militant groups How is an aircraft crash examined?