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Air Cairo to launch direct flights to Dubai

Air Cairo to launch direct flights to Dubai

HP News Desk

A low-cost airline named Air Cairo will soon start operating direct flights between Dubai and Egypt. The flights will start on April 20, 2023, and will leave from Dubai World Central Airport, commonly known as Al Maktoum International Airport, twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays.

Flight SM492 of Air Cairo is scheduled to depart from Al Maktoum International Airport at 8:35 and arrive at Egypt Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport (SSH) at 9:50.

Flight SM491, on the other hand, will leave Sharm El-Sheikh at 3:15 AM and land in Dubai at 7:35 AM. At the end of March, Air Cairo had 30 aircraft in its fleet after the addition of its 20th A320 Neo.

By 2028, Egypt hopes to increase tourism by 25–30% annually and welcome 30 million tourists. The country’s statistics office, Capmas, reports that the epidemic caused a dramatic drop in tourism to Egypt, which went from 13 million visitors in 2019 to just 3.7 million in 2020.

Eight million people were affected, nonetheless, by 2021. Revenue from Egypt’s tourism industry likewise fell sharply, from $13 billion in 2019 to $4 billion in 2020, before rising once more to $9 billion in 2021.

According to Egyptian tourism authorities, in order to meet its goals, the nation will need to invest $30 billion and add 300,000 hotel rooms. The UN Climate Change Conference was held in Sharm El Sheikh, which is a popular vacation spot on the southern edge of the Sinai Peninsula, in November 2022.

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