Egyptian airports recover 80% of activity

The Egyptian Airports Company said Monday that domestic aviation has been restored to 80 percent of its former activity, and that all flight discounts will end once airports begin working at full capacity.

Company chairman Yousry Gamal Eddin said airports will return to full capacity starting this winter season, in November.

Full restoration can be achieved if a crisis management plan is developed, he explained, adding that all price reductions offered to passengers encouraging them to travel to regional airports like Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Aswan, Taba, and others will be canceled.

The flight industry was negatively affected by the 25 January revolution, with financial losses in the tourism and aviation sector exceeding LE300 million.

However, a gradual increase began in August after urgent procedures were taken to encourage national and international companies to being operating their airlines again at regional airports.

Civil Aviation Minister Ibrahim Manna issued several decisions in March, including one that ordered Egyptian airports to offer discounts to encourage foreign airlines to organize more flights to Egypt.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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