EgyptAir, a member of the prestigious Star Alliance and Egypt’s national carrier, offers flights to more than 80 destinations worldwide. Starting October 3, the airline will also launch direct flights to Israel, offering four weekly flights, on Sunday-Monday mornings and Wednesday-Thursday evenings.
Furthermore, Passport.News has learned the Egyptian carrier might consider switching to a daily flight on the Tel Aviv-Cairo route, subject to demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
EgyptAir’s flight schedule from Israel will match the airline’s connecting flights, thus allowing passengers from Israel to enjoy its extensive network to many destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, the U.S., and Canada.
EgyptAir continued flying during the pandemic, as Egypt’s airports were on lockdown only at the onset of the crisis last year. Moreover, Egypt had fully resumed its domestic and international flights from July last year.
Corona has hit the country hard, as mass tourism is vital for Egypt’s economy. Last year, the country suffered a 70% drop in international tourism – 13.1 million tourists visited Egypt in 2019, down to only 3.5 million in 2020. However, as reported by Egypt Today, a study by the Egyptian Center for Thought and Strategic Studies predicts that Egypt will receive 5-6 million tourists by the end of this year.