Egypt Independent

Egypt to receive Ukrainian airplane returning 184 stranded Ukrainians



The Hurghada International Airport on Sunday alongside the Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is set to receive an airplane from Ukraine returning 184 Ukrainians left stranded in Egypt, navigation sources confirmed.

According to the sources, the plane will retrieve 42 Ukrainians from the Hurghada International Airport and 142 from Sharm el-Sheikh Airport while carefully following all preventive measures against the coronavirus.

Egypt extended in April the suspension of international air traffic in airports nationwide, as part of measures to confront the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

The flight suspensions were originally set to last from March 19 through March 31, with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly saying the original two-week suspension would cost local firms in the aviation sector LE2.25 billion in losses ($US 143 million).

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm