EgyptAir to resume flights with Johannesburg as of 16 December

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Dec 2021

National flag carrier EgyptAir will resume its weekly flights between Cairo and Johannesburg starting 16 December, the company said in a statement on Facebook.

An EgyptAir plane. File photo

The flights to Johannesburg will depart Cairo Thursdays at 23:05, using EgyptAir's latest aircraft models.

The statement added that the flights to Egypt will be operated in accordance with the precautionary measures announced by Egypt's health ministry.

EgyptAir called on passengers to book their flights by contacting customer service via phone at 1717 or through the website

Customers can also contact the airline’s offices in Egypt or abroad, EgyptAir said.

On 27 November, EgyptAir announced the suspension of flights to and from Johannesburg, South Africa, after the World Health Organisation (WHO) classified Omicron, the new coronavirus variant, as “of concern”.

Many countries worldwide have suspended travel to and from South Africa, although the WHO has encouraged countries not to impose flight suspensions due to concerns about the new COVID-19 variant.

In response, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa condemned the travel bans enacted against his country in a presidential statement.

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