Charter flights from Russia to Red Sea resorts resumed on Tuesday after a six-year-long hiatus following a terrorist attack that brought a Russian passenger aircraft down over Sinai.
Regular flights to the resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh have started again, which will increase Russian tourist arrivals to Egypt.
The Tour Operators Federation said that now that charter flights are back, the price of a tourist flight from Russia to Egypt has fallen 20 per cent.
A one-week return trip by charter now costs between 15,000-26,000 roubles (LE332-LE5777) Russian tourism officials said.
Before the suspension of flights, Russia was a major source of tourism in Egypt.