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EgyptAir flights switch to daylight time by Thursday midnight

As of tonight 11:59pm (CLT), Egypt will re-switch to summer time by setting clocks one hour forward

Ahram Online, Thursday 31 Jul 2014
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Cairo airport (Photo: Reuters)
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EgyptAir announced on Wednesday that its departure and arrival flights would switch again to daylight saving time by Thursday midnight/Friday morning.

As of tonight 11:59pm (CLT), Egypt will re-switch to summer time by setting clocks one hour forward.

In Egypt, the standard time is GMT (UTC) + 2 and so GMT + 3 during daylight saving time.

Egypt switched its clocks to the daylight saving time in May but it was suspended during Ramadan.

Daylight saving time was first adopted in Egypt in 1988 as a way to reduce electricity consumption. The electricity and energy ministry later submitted a study to the cabinet revealing that the change had no impact in this regard.

In April 2011, the cabinet headed by then-prime minister Essam Sharaf endorsed a decree cancelling daylight saving time.

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