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Russia scraps ban on charter flights to Egypt – TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday scrapped its ban on charter flights to Egypt after a years-long hiatus, the TASS news agency cited a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin as saying.

Flights to resort destinations Sharm al-Sheikh and Hurghada were suspended after a Russian passenger plane crashed in Sinai in October 2015, killing 224 people.

The Metrojet plane had been taking Russian holiday makers home from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in 2015, when it broke up over the Sinai Peninsula, killing all on board. A group affiliated with Islamic State militants claimed responsibility.

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Peter Graff)

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