Official sources at the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism said that Russian tours to Egyptian resorts are expected to return in January, after over a year of suspension since the crash of a Russian aeroplane in October 2015.
The source told Daily News Egypt that restoring the Russian inflow will revive the entire tourism sector.
Russian transport minister Maksim Sokolov said on Tuesday that flights to Cairo could begin from January 2017.
The newspaper Russia Today quoted Sokolov in Moscow saying that the decision is left to the Russian leadership.
He added that Egypt invited Russian experts to review Cairo International airport, but not the airports of Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh.
The Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation has begun implementing a biometric ID system for employees at airports in Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh.