OREANDA-NEWS  The operator of “Gazprom Neft's” aviation fuel business, "Gazpromneft-Aero", has begun refueling international flights in Egyptian tourist cities including Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. The corresponding agreement was concluded with the national fuel supplier of Egypt, Misr Petroleum, the Russian company said.

"Gazprom Neft" resumed refueling aircraft in Egypt the next day after the President of Russia Vladimir Putin annuled a 2015 decree banning Russian airlines from flying to Egyptian resorts.

“We look forward to a gradual restoration of international passenger flights and we are ready to promptly provide in-wing refueling of our partners' flights, both in Russia and abroad. In the first quarter of 2021, “Gazpromneft-Aero” has already resumed servicing Russian airlines in the United Arab Emirates. and Cyprus. With the opening of flight programs to popular tourist resorts in Egypt, we lay account with augment in passenger traffic and an growth in the number of flights from Russia in the coming months", - said Vladimir Egorov, the General Director of “Gazpromneft-Aero”.