New flights from Bristol to Hurghada



Tue, 01 May 2018 - 10:10 GMT


Tue, 01 May 2018 - 10:10 GMT

 Tourism in Hurghada city - File Photo

Tourism in Hurghada city - File Photo

CAIRO – 1 May 2018: Thomas Cook has launched a new weekly flight from Bristol to Hurghada. This makes it a total of 19 weekly flights to Egypt from the United Kingdom this summer. On Tuesday afternoon, the first flight took off from Bristol with over 200 passengers on board.

“It’s great to welcome this new flight from Bristol Airport to meet the British tourist demand – now reaching the same levels as 2015, with over 40 U.K. flights a week,” British Ambassador John Casson said in a press release.

Casson added, “Egypt is once again a dream destination for hundreds of thousands of British tourists. That’s good news for Egypt’s economy – with British tourists’ nights up 90 percent last year and spending double.”

The ambassador mentioned that British holidaymakers left the cold and rainy skies of Bristol on Tuesday morning for the sunny skies and 26°C water in Hurghada.

Thomas Cook released its annual report last week indicating that bookings for holidays in Egypt this summer increased 89 percent compared to 2017. The number of visitors is close to where they were for Thomas Cook in 2015.

“We’re very pleased to expand our Bristol program so that more customers can enjoy some summer sun in our most popular short and mid-haul holiday destinations,” Christoph Debus, chief airlines officer at Thomas Cook, added in the press release.

“We are delighted to introduce flights to Hurghada – we have increased the number of seats on sale to Egypt by 14 percent across the U.K. this year, flying to both Hurghada and Marsa Alam.”

Thomas Cook’s first commercial tour was in 1845 to Liverpool. In 1869, he transferred his business to Egypt, hiring two steamers and holding a party for tourists by the Nile River in the same year the Suez Canal opened.



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