Flight cancellations at Cairo Airport due to rain

Ahram Online, Wednesday 9 Jan 2013

Traffic congestion caused by flooding prevents many travellers from reaching Cairo Airport in time for their flights, many flights cancelled or rescheduled

A number of flights have been cancelled or rescheduled at Cairo International Airport on Wednesday after flooding in the Egyptian capital caused delays to travellers making their way to the airport.

Tuesday night's rain slowed down traffic on many of the city's main routes.

Tawfik El-Aasy, president of the Egypt Air Holding Company, said travellers who arrived late would not be fined and would be allowed to travel on the next available flight.

Middle East Airlines has cancelled 50 per cent of its flights and instead will put passengers on flights taking off in the evening.

Air traffic control has reassured travellers that the bad weather will not affect flying conditions, according to the Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

It is expected that the cold and wet weather conditions that began on Tuesday will continue until Thursday.


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