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New airline to operate from Sharm el-Sheikh to Luxor starting October

Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anany discussed with Civil Aviator Minister Mohamed Manar operating a new airline, starting Wednesday from Sharm el-Sheikh to Luxor.

The price of a return flight ticket, including taxes, will be at a flat rate of LE1,800 run once a week.

The move aims to provide an integrated tourism product by integrating the beach and leisure tourism product with the cultural tourism product so that the tourist can visit more than one tourist destination during his visit to Egypt, thus enriching their tourism experience by connecting the Nile Valley cities with the coastal tourist cities through domestic airlines.

This is the first time that this line has been operated since December 25, 2015.

This line was operated at the request of the private tourism sector, the Egyptian Federation of Tourist Chambers and the Egyptian Travel Agents Association (ETTA).

The meeting also touched on the operation of other flights between the airports of all tourist governorates linking them together, and providing them with pieces of archaeological reproductions and indicative panels in different languages.

The two officials also discussed increasing the number of flights on October 21 to meet demands to visit the Abu Simbel Temple where they can witness the sun’s alignment phenomenon.

Manar was eager to provide discounts for incoming flights to various tourist destinations, at prices of LE 2,150 to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor and Taba, and LE2,450 to Marsa Alam and Aswan.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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