Incoming flights increase by 20% in February

The number of incoming flights and passengers at local airports increased by 20 percent in February compared to January, Egyptian Airports Company Gad al-Karim Nasr has said.

Nasr attributed the increase to stable political and stable conditions in Egypt and expected a higher increase in March.

“Our indications point to a leap in flights and tourists at all local airports in March following state of stability witnessed over the past few days, which coincided with Shura Council elections,” he said.

Operation rates at airports on Wednesday were promising, he said. Sharm el-Sheikh airport received 65 flights and Alexandria’s Borg al-Arab airport received 64 flights. Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan airports received 60, 32 and 24 flights respectively.

Most flights came from Germany, Italy, Russia, France and some European and Arab cities, Nasr said.

Airport navigational sources said flights on Wednesday were regular despite dusty winds that at times led to low visibility.

Flights weren’t affected at all airports, especially Cairo airport, an informed source said. Around 120 flights are operating during the day.

Translated from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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