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H.E. Hisham Zaazou

Every crisis is an opportunity: Egypt is becoming the benchmark for flight security


Until 31 October 2015 tourism in Egypt was going according to plan. But since a chartered Russian airliner came down that same day, presumably the victim of an ISIS attack, everything has changed. Not much later, all flights between UK airports and Sharm el-Sheikh were grounded, and not long afterwards Russia even halted all flights to Egypt. This was a massive blow for the tourism industry of a country which until then had welcomed three million Russians and one million Britons every year. “However, every challenge demands a solution“, said Egypt’s Tourism Minister H.E.