CAIRO: Direct flights from Kuwait to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh will be increased in order to boost tourism in the Red Sea resort, Kuwaiti Information Minister Salman al-Sabah announced Sunday in Cairo.
The direct flights will be continuous, rather than seasonal, and more airlines will organize the flights starting from December, a statement quoted al-Sabah during a meeting with Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou.
The meeting, attended by Kuwaiti ambassador Ghadsab el-Zamanan, also discussed increasing Kuwaiti tourists in Luxor and Aswan, according to the statement by the Egyptian Tourism Ministry.
Zaazou will visit several Arab capitals to promote tourism after a number of western countries, including Russia and the U.K., suspended flights to Sharm el- Sheikh.
In efforts to alleviate losses expected after flight suspensions, Egypt Air and hotels in Sharm have sharply reduced prices to go on a trip to the resort. Several Egyptian, Arab and international celebrities held concerts there to attract visitors.