CAIRO: The Russian aviation security experts offered no observations on the newly implemented security measures at the international airports of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, Chairman of the Egyptian Airports Company; Adel Mahgoub was quoted by Youm7 Friday.
On Thursday, a delegation from the Russian Ministry of Transport concluded its five-day inspection of security measures at the two airports in preparation for lifting a air travel ban that has been in force since a Russian plane crashed over Sinai late October 2015.
After returning to Russia, the delegation will submit a report on the outcome of their inspection to the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry, said Mahgoub.
Russia suspended its air traffic to Egyptian airports one week after the Oct. 31 crash of an A321 plane belonging to Russia’s air company Kogalymavia over the Sinai Peninsula; all 224 passengers and crew aboard were killed.
The Egyptian Aviation Ministry declared that there was no evidence that the plane was brought down due to a terrorist act, however, Moscow has claimed that a bomb on board was the cause.
Earlier this month, Egypt’s Public Prosecutor Ahmed Sadeq referred the case of the Russian airplane to State Security prosecutors to look into suspicions that criminal activity brought it down.