Egyptian aviation offers incentives to encourage inbound tourism

Nevine El-Aref , Tuesday 9 Jun 2020

Ministers of aviation and tourism
Minister of tourism and antiquities Khaled Anani in his meeting with Minister of civil aviation Mohamed Manar in Cairo (Photo: Ministry of tourism and antiquities)

During a meeting between Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enany and Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar, a number of incentives were discussed to encourage inbound tourism upon the resumption of international flights, the date of which is yet to be determined by the cabinet.

The aviation ministry is offering a 50 percent discount on landing and parking fees and a 20 percent discount on ground services in South Sinai, Hurghada and Matrouh airports. 

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Petroleum is offering airplane fuel at 10 cents per gallon.

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is also offering passengers on EgyptAir international flights a 20 percent discount on entrance tickets to museums and archeological sites all over Egypt. 

Before the coronavirus crisis, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities adopted a new policy to connect cultural tourism along the Nile Valley with coastal tourism on the Red Sea through providing, for the first time, a flight from Sharm El-Sheikh to Luxor. The flight started its first trip in February 2020.

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