The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the EgyptAir Holding Company, Yehia Zakaria, announced that the company will begin operating new direct flights to the Libyan city of Misrata due to high traffic between Egypt and Libya.
Zakaria added that the new route is scheduled to start operating as of January 25, with one flight per week every Thursday.
It will become EgyptAir’s third point in Libya after Benghazi and Mitakia in Tripoli.
The company’s plane takes off from Cairo International Airport on flight MS827 at 12:15, and arrives in Misrata at 15:15 Libya time.
Zakaria noted that for the first time, EgyptAir is offering a discount on the first four flights of this line.
The first flight is being offered at a 50 percent discount and the other three flights at a 25 percent discount, if tickets are purchased before January 20.
The flights to Misrata fall within EgyptAir’s ambitious plan to expand its network on the African continent, he explained, especially with the presence of Egyptians residing and working in Libyan territories, and with the aim of enhancing trade and economic exchange between Egypt and Libya.
Zakaria explained that EgyptAir customers can book their travel tickets to Misrata through the EgyptAir website, or EgyptAir offices spread around the world and tourism and travel agents.
After Misrata is added to the EgyptAir network, the company will operate 15 flights per week to Libya.
There are seven flights to Benghazi, seven flights to Mitakia, and one flight to Misrata.