Egypt Independent

Flights between Egypt and UK will continue: EgyptAir Chariman

The Chairman of the EgyptAir Holding Company Rushdi Zakaria announced that all flights between Egypt and the UK will continue until further notice, barring any sudden decisions from the government and Ministry of Health.

In an interview with the Al-Hikaya program on MBC TV channel, Zakaria said that EgyptAir will continue enforce every precautionary measure necessary to ensure passengers remain safe.

Several countries have maintained flights to and from the UK based on operational policies which will not impact passenger health, he explained.

EgyptAir earlier on Sunday urged customers booking to/from any of Saudi destinations including Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh, Dammam, and Qassim to call 1717 for further information, following the Saudi Kingdom’s decision to suspend all international flights from December 21 until December 27.

Egypt has officially entered the second wave of the pandemic, after coronavirus infections have risen over the the past three weeks.

In an interview with the “Manshet” TV show, Egypt’s Presidential Health Advisor Mohamed Awad Taj al-Din explained that this is due to the winter season combined with a slacking of precautionary adherence in certain areas.

He explained that Egypt already has lengthy experience in dealing with diseases and epidemics such as tuberculosis, SARS and swine/avian flu.