File Photo: EgyptAir plane.
EgyptAir announced on Wednesday that it is resuming direct fights between Cairo and Dusseldorf starting July, as the national carrier continues to activate flights that had previously been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a statement released by Egypt’s national air carrier, there will be three weekly direct flights between Cairo and Dusseldorf, Germany starting 2 July, 2021.
Rushdi Zakaria, the CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company, said that Egypt has put in place an ambitious plan to operate flights to pivotal destinations across the world after the company resumed international flights last July at the end of the lockdown.
He also added that EgyptAir is keen to operate flights to Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, and Dusseldorf.
Meanwhile, chairman EgyptAir Amr Abul-Einein said, according to the statement, that EgyptAir is planning to operate 19 weekly flights between Cairo and German cities.
“There will be a daily flight to Frankfurt, five weekly flights to Munich, four weekly flights to Berlin, and three weekly flights to Dusseldorf,” Abul-Einein said.
EgyptAir also announced a 20 percent discount for flights from Cairo to Dusseldorf running till 2 August 2021 when booking tickets before 30 April, and the same goes for flights from Dusseldorf to Cairo when booking before 15 April, whether through EgyptAir’s official website or through travel agents.
EgyptAir has been hit hard because of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, Amgad Aref, an adviser to the aviation minister, revealed to the House of Representatives that EgyptAir incurred EGP 7 billion in losses due to coronavirus.
Since the resumption of international travel last July, other international airliners began to resume flight routes to Cairo and other Egyptian cities.
In late February, the Sharjah-based Air Arabia announced the launching of twice-weekly direct flights from Cairo to Muscat in March.
As Libya moved closer to political reconciliation between rival factions, Libyan airlines announced in February the resumption of flights between Tripoli-Cairo, Tripoli-Alexandria, Benghazi-Cairo and Benghazi-Alexandria following agreements with the Egyptian civil aviation authorities.