New flight routes will be begin operating on 20 December, to cover all regions of the country at lowered prices, Civil Aviation Minister Samir Embaby Metwaly said Sunday.
“It will have a positive impact on tourism,” Metwaly said, pointing out that the government signed a contract for LE75 million with an investor to begin the flights.
In a press conference after meeting with Prime Minister Hesham Qandil, Metwaly said and Qandil reviewed the new projects being undertaken by the ministry, such as the expansion of Cairo International Airport and Hurghada Airport, the latter of which he said would be the third-largest airport in Africa after Cairo Airport and Johannesburg Airport.
“Our forecast for the Christmas season was adversely affected,” he said. “Many charter flights were canceled.”
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm