See you at Sinai

By BEN FISHER
March 23, 2017 10:51
Sinai

Coral reef and Sinai mountains at Taba Heights. (photo credit: BEN FISHER)

 
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The beach retreats of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt’s once-thriving tourist getaway site, are trying to get back on their feet after the 2015 downing of a Russian jet soon after takeoff from the southernmost town in the peninsula, Sharm e-Sheikh.

Soon after, Russia, which in better days provided the lion’s share of the peninsula’s tourists, along with the United Kingdom, halted all flights to the country and has not yet restarted them. UK airlines, though still flying to other locations in Egypt, have not yet resumed flights to Sharm, either. There has been chatter about Russia’s resuming flights in the near future, after Egypt invested nearly $25 million in measures to secure its airports, but to date nothing has come of the rumors.

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