Egypt’s flag carrier operates first special Cairo-Taba flight



Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 11:33 GMT


Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 11:33 GMT

Fjord Bay, Taba – Wikimedia Commons/Mohammed Moussa

Fjord Bay, Taba – Wikimedia Commons/Mohammed Moussa

CAIRO – 20 August 2020: Egypt’s state-owned flag carrier EgyptAir announced Wednesday operating the first special flight of its new Airbus A320Neo to Taba Airport in South Sinai, carrying 200 passengers.


This comes almost two months after Egypt has decided to resume international flights, after three months of suspension over coronavirus.


The national flight carrier has concluded a contract with a toursit company to organize two flights per week to Taba to ferry tourist groups during the months of August and September.


Late in June, Tourism Minister Khaled Al-Enani on his Instagram account said Egypt is prepared to welcome tourists back in the governorates of South Sinai, the Red Sea and Matrouh starting July, adding that authorities decided to resume international flights to some cities amid the coronavirus crisis.


“With its beautiful sandy beaches, its warm sun and crystal blue waters, Egypt is ready to welcome tourists back” in the three governorates, Enani said.


This came following a trip he posted pictures of him while making, to Matrouh, the North Coast and Alexandria, to follow up on hotels and resorts that received the ministry’s “Hygiene Safety Certificate,” which enables these hotels to receive foreign guests, as they take the required preventive measures to protect tourists from the novel coronavirus.



Enani said he also visited El-Alamein Hospital in Matrouh, El-Montazah in the Mediterranean governorate of Alexandria, in addition to a number of museums and archaeological sites in both governorates that are getting ready to open their doors to visitors soon.

South Sinai in blue

CAIRO - 24 December2017: It seems blue paints some of South Sinai's natural landscapes, from the Blue Hole to the Blue Desert. The Blue Desert, also known as "blue valley" or "colored mountain", took its color in 1980 when Belgian artist Jean Verame colored the rocks and boulders of the area with bright turquoise and blue hues as an artistic celebration of the peace treaty signed by Egypt-Israel 1973.



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