Egypt’s AIR CAIRO starts flights from Armenia to Egypt
Egypt’s AIR CAIRO Air Company is preparing to operate regular flights from Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh to Armenia and back، Hripsime Stambulyan، head of Anrivatour، AIR CAIRO official representative company in Armenia، said on Thursday.
“AIR CAIRO is coming to Armenia’s market for the first time،” she said. “It will handle direct flights from Zvatrnots Airport twice a week until the end of this year. Flights to Hurghada will be carried out starting from June 20 on Tuesdays and to Sharm El Sheikh from June 22 on Thursdays.”
She is quoted by Novosti-Armenia as saying that in addition to air tickets، the company offers All Inclusive tourist packages to Hurghada at $450 and to Sharm El Sheikh at $520.
In her words، there were periodical charter flights from Armenia to Egypt before – they were handled in summers or autumn.
Armenian tourists flew to Egypt mainly through Georgia.
“This will give a big impetus to development of Armenian economy as well as to development of outbound and incoming tourism،” Stambulyan said.
Egyptians، she said، are interested in direct flights to Armenia، “a country interesting to them in terms of Christian tourism and shopping tourism”.
Essam Azab، commercial director of AIR CAIRO، on his side، added that the company is interested in the opening of this air route.
He said that the number of Armenian tourists wanting to travel to Egypt is increasing from year to year.
“We have been operating direct flights from Georgia throughout three years، and our marketing studies show that the majority of tourists are Armenians،” he said. “That is why we have decided to organize a direct air communication with Armenia. We have decided so also for intensifying the flow of Armenian tourists.”
Azab said that the number of flights will be increased if demand increases. Before that، there was a charter flight from Yerevan to Sharm El Sheikh، which cost $450 without tourist package.
AIR CAIRO، an Egyptian charter air company established in 2003، provides passenger-carrying operations on contracts with tourist companies. It belongs to EgyptAir، the county’s flagship air company.