EgyptAir extends discounts on flights to Saudi Arabia
Ahram Online, , Friday 11 Dec 2020
Egypt reopened its airports for international flights in July after a four-month halt to contain the impact of the virus

EgyptAir said it will extend offered discounts on its routes to and from Saudi Arabia, a statement by the national airliner read on Friday.

According to a statement, EgyptAir announced that it will continue to offer discounts of 15 percent and 35 percent on business class and economy class, respectively.

Travelers can benefit from the discounts by purchasing tickets until 31 December, with travel until 28 February and return until 15 March.

The statement added that the decision comes after efforts by the airliner to promote travel to the country and provide the best competitive prices for important routes.

Egypt, in a bid to offset losses by the aviation sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened its airports for international flights in July after a four-month suspension period to contain the impact of the virus.

Foreign tourists in groups have been allowed entry into the three coastal Egyptian governorates with the lowest coronavirus infection rates in the country.

Egypt required travellers arriving in the country to present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) lab test result certificate for the coronavirus starting 1 September.

However, travelers entering Egypt at any of four airports in the Red Sea governorate and South Sinai take a coronavirus test upon arrival.

Egypt hopes that the resumption of regular flights will boost its coronavirus-hit tourism sector, an essential source of foreign currency.