EgyptAir to launch direct flights from Cairo to New Delhi
Ahram Online, Tuesday 15 Jul 2014
The flight comes as part of the tourism ministry's focus on opening to new tourism markets

EgyptAir signs an agreement to launch a direct flight line between Cairo and New Delhi; adding three weekly flights to India.

The minister of tourism, Hisham Zaazou, said that the move is part of Egypt's plan to open new tourism markets in countries such as China and India.

EgyptAir already operates four weekly flights between Cairo and Mumbai.

The partnership between Egypt and India involves the coordination of tourism events such as exhibitions, caravans and festivals in both countries, said Zaazou.

The minister explained that the main attraction of the Indian market is the high purchasing power of its citizens.

Last April, Egypt hosted the 'India by the Nile' festival for the second consecutive year. During the event, Zaazou voiced hopes of Egypt welcoming up to one million tourists from India within the next three years.