In pics: Egypt receives tourists after 3-month hiatus

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Thu, 02 Jul 2020 - 11:25 GMT

EgyptAir jet - Official website

EgyptAir jet - Official website

CAIRO – 2 July 2020: Chairman of EgyptAir Company Rushdi Zakaria expressed pleasure on Wednesday for the resumption of international flights after more than three months of hiatus due to the spread of coronavirus.

He added in press statements that all precautionary measures were taken to guarantee the safety of all passengers since they enter the airport and until their arrival to their destinations.

He expressed hope that the pandemic would end completely soon so that the air traffic movement would return back to normal at the same rates before the spread of the virus.

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EgyptAir started Wednesday to operate direct flights to more than 29 destinations after a long flight halt.


Zakaria further said that the operation rate on EgyptAir Wednesday surpassed the expected, reaching 75 percent.

On Wednesday, two flights carrying tourists arrived in Egypt, one in Sharm El-Sheikh and the other in Hurghada, after a hiatus of 104 days starting March 19.

The flight that arrived at Hurghada Airport was carrying 189 Ukrainian passengers.
The airports received the flights with balloons and flowers in a celebrating scene, and amid precautionary measures including medical examinations to the tourists and sterilizing the luggage.

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EgyptAir started Wednesday to operate direct flights to more than 29 destinations after a long flight halt.


EgyptAir started Wednesday to operate direct flights to more than 29 destinations, where Tunisia was the first Arab country for Egypt’s flag carrier to land in after the long flight halt.

Parts of this report was taken from MENA

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