Egypt Independent

British security delegation inspecting Cairo airport



A delegation from the British Civil Aviation Authority continued inspecting Cairo International Airport for the third day in a row on Wednesday, ensuring a safe standard of security procedures used to transfer people, goods, and aircraft, particularly on flights to the UK.

According to state-run newspaper, Akhabr Al Youm, the British delegation – which consists of five senior security experts – has been inspecting shopping providing packaged goods in the airport.

The delegation is set to conclude its inspection on Thursday. Following this, it will hold a meeting with security officials from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority and Cairo airport officials to present their observations and recommendations on security procedures.

On Monday, the British ambassador to Egypt, John Casson, tweeted that the number of British tourists in Egypt is up by 74 percent in 2017, and added that he will continue supporting efforts to increase the figure.

Casson posted photos of himself on the Nile and monuments in the major tourist destination of Luxor, before attending a ceremony honoring the services of the Honorary British Consul in Luxor, Ihab Gaddis.

Recently, Casson stated that the major UK airline, Thomas Cook, will be resuming flights to the Egyptian city of Marsa Alam, in order to accommodate “growing British demand” for Egyptian holidays.

Thomas Cook’s suspension of flights to Marsa Alam had been enforced since 2008, now the airline will operate two flights each week from Birmingham airport and London Gatwick airport.