Russia has begun returning its residents left stranded in Egypt a week after a Russian airliner crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. Investigations into the crash now focus on a noise heard on the cockpit voice recorder immediately before the crash.
After a plane carrying Russian holidaymakers crashed from the sky last month, tour operators rushed to evacuate tourists and suspended flights. Naomi Conrad reports from a town desperately hoping for a tourism revival.
The recent fatal knife attack on German nationals at a popular Egyptian resort is yet another setback for the country's troubled tourism sector. Industry officials have called for immediate action.
A Thomson Airways flight, bound for the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, was forced to dodge a rocket in August, British newspapers have reported. The passengers were not informed.
Lufthansa has halted flights to and from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh following a Russian plane crash. Russia has insisted on waiting for official results, while German authorities review a video of the suspected bomb attack.
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