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Russian airlines to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

Russian airlines to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

Russia and Egypt signed a deal on Friday to resume commercial airline flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting in February after more than a two-year break, officials announced.

Moscow suspended flights to Egypt after a bombing attributed to a local Islamic State affiliate brought down a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula in October 2015, killing all 224 people aboard.

The attack decimated Egypt's vital tourism industry. Egyptian authorities have since spent millions of dollars to upgrade security at its airports, hoping to get Moscow to change its mind.

Russian Transportation Minister Maxim Sokolov said he and Egyptian Minister of Civil...

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