Egypt Airport security soon in private hands?


The Egyptian authorities plan to create a special company to provide security in airports, a member of the parliament’s Culture, Information and Tourism Committee said Thursday.

Egypt airport security is provided by the Interior Ministry, a possibility of opening a new agency is being reviewed as the ministry has frequent staff rotation.

A number of countries, including Russia and the United Kingdom, suspended flights to Egypt over safety concerns after an Airbus A321 crashed en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 people on board after an explosive device detonation.