Egypt Independent

EgyptAir president says no increase in airline ticket prices



EgyptAir President Roshdy Zakaria assured that there will be no increase in airline ticket prices once air traffic resumes.

In statements on the sidelines of a press conference held at the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Zakaria announced a package of discounts to encourage tourism and help reduce ticket prices.

He added that in the event of low attendance some flights will be merged, depending on the reservation percentage, but it is still too early to tell and the company is currently observing the turnout rate after allowing passengers to buy tickets.

Passengers can now book tickets to European destinations, the US, Middle Eastern countries and the Gulf states, he said.

As for Africa, tickets are available to Sudan and China only.

Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Manar Enabah announced Tuesday that several precautionary measures will be implemented before passengers board any plane, such as banning the distribution of leaflets and meals to minimize contact as much as possible.

He added that aircraft will be disinfected periodically after each flight.

During a telephone conversation with host Ahmed Moussa’s “Ala Masouleyety” (On My Responsibility) TV program, Enaba specified that only dry meals and canned drinks will be available during flights.

Enaba announced on June 7 that air traffic in all Egyptian airports would resume staring July 1, in accordance with preventive and precautionary measures to coexist with the coronavirus outbreak, while flight reservations have reopened in all airline offices.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation announced the suspension of civil aviation traffic in Egypt since March 19, excluding air cargo flights, charter flights only for tourist groups already in Egypt who want to return home, international medical flights and domestic flights.