After the opening of charters, 18 daily flights will fly to Hurghada from Russia, or about 500 per month. This was reported on June 3 by local media with reference to a representative of the airport. In addition, 2 regular flights will be operated by Aeroflot every day.
According to estimates of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt Khaled Al-Anani, this summer Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh should receive over half a million Russians.
We will remind, this week began the final checks of the airports of Egyptian resorts. Despite this, the Federal Air Transport Agency refused to allow airlines to fly to the resorts of Egypt. According to experts, this is a technical moment and does not mean that the opening of the direction will be postponed again. According to tour operators, Egypt is perhaps the only destination that could save the industry if flights to Turkey remain banned further.
As Profi.Travel told Anna Cherepova, Deputy General Director of Ambotis Holidays, the closure of Turkey even played into the hands of the tourism industry – it not only increased the demand for Egypt, but also diversified it. In particular, cruises from Luxor are now actively sold, which tourists combine with a vacation in Hurghada.
Also, tourists more often choose the coast in Alexandria for recreation. The resort is convenient because it is located just two hours from Cairo. The hotel base there is small, but of sufficient quality – about 10 hotels, and basically these are “five” with a large number of rooms, says Cherepova.
“With the closure of Turkey, it has become much more profitable for us to sell Egypt. Since we could not sell full-fledged tours through third countries, most of the tourists took only ground handling from us. If earlier only 15% of clients flew through Cairo, and all the rest through Turkey, now all sold tours are combined programs consisting of excursions in Cairo and rest on the coast. As a result, the number of applications we have decreased, and the profit increased by about 50%, ”the expert summed up, adding that the country is now the leader in terms of sales in the company.
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