CAIRO: A total of 41 international and domestic flights are scheduled to land at Hurghada airport Wednesday, official source at the airport told Youm7.
As many as 2,850 tourists will arrive in Hurghada airport on board of 19 flights from Germany, 580 tourists on board of four flights from Ukraine, along with one flight from Belgium, Latvia, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Turkey, according to the source.
The airport also will also receive four Russian planes with no passengers on board as they will carry the Russian tourists stranded in Egypt since the plane crash occurred late October over Sinai, he added.
The airport will also receive eight domestic flights carrying 557 Egyptians and tourists who were sightseeing touristic attractions in Cairo and Luxor.
Following the Russian plane crash that killed 224 passengers and crew, swift decisions were taken by a number of countries including Germany, Russia, France and the UK to evacuate their tourists from the resort town, after reports that a bomb may have been the cause.
”The figures of holidaymakers arrival to Egypt does not mean the tourism industry is not badly affected by the plane crash. It simply means most of those who are still arriving to Hurghada and Sharl al-Sheikh may have not been able to cancel their confirmed bookings,” a tourism manager in a Sharm al-Sheikh travel agency told The Cairo Post last week.