Poland resumes flights to Egypt after one-year ban

The first Polish passenger flight arrived in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh on Tuesday, putting an end to the country’s one-year travel ban to Egyptian resort, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

According to Youm7, the flights had 186 people on board, and they were met by the director of the airport and chief representative of the Ministry of Tourism in the region. The passengers were given flowers and travel brochures.

On October 31, 2015, the Airbus А321 plane, operated by the Russian airline Kogalymavia and en route from the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula as a result of an explosion on board. All 224 people on board the plane were killed. A number of countries, Russia among them, suspended flights to Egypt over safety concerns.

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