Official statement: Egyptian airspace remains open



Sun, 14 Apr 2024 - 09:55 GMT


Sun, 14 Apr 2024 - 09:55 GMT

FILE – EgyptAir plane

FILE – EgyptAir plane

CAIRO - 14 April 2024: The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation has officially denied all rumors circulating about the emergency closure of Egyptian airspace.


They have confirmed that air traffic is operating normally at all Egyptian airports without any disruptions or flight cancellations.


The Ministry urges all citizens to refrain from spreading rumors and rely only on information from official sources.


Egypt has announced the suspension of its flights to Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon due to the closure of airspace in these countries, announced the state-owned company EgyptAir in a statement on Sunday, April 13.


Iran announced that it has launched "extensive retaliatory drone strikes" against Israel, while Middle Eastern countries including Iraq and Jordan closed their aerospace and suspended air aviation.


Egypt has expressed its deep concern about the Iranian-Israeli military escalation and demanded both sides to exercise the utmost restraint, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.


Egypt viewed the dangerous escalation unfolding in the Iranian-Israeli arena as a direct consequence of the warnings it has repeatedly issued regarding the perils of expanding conflict in the region, the statement added.


Cairo also confirmed that it maintains constant communication with all relevant parties to contain the situation, halt the escalation, and prevent the region from descending into a perilous spiral of instability that threatens the interests of its people.


Meanwhile, the Egyptian air forces are on high alert after Iran launched a series of drones against Israel on Saturday evening, a high-ranking Egyptian security source stated to Al Qahera news.


He added that Egypt is in contact with all parties to prevent the escalation.


The source added that a crisis cell comprising all relevant agencies and institutions closely monitors developments in the regional situation, providing around-the-clock reports to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.



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