2,730 tourists to arrive in Hurghada from Germany Sunday: source
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CAIRO: A total of 51 international and domestic flights are scheduled to land at Hurghada airport Sunday, official source at the airport told Youm7.

As many as 2,730 tourists will arrive in Hurghada on board 29 flights from Germany, while the airport will receive four flights from Austria and Switzerland, two from Belgium and Turkey along with one flight from Ukraine, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Lithuania and France, according to the source.

The airport also will also receive two Russian planes with no passengers on board as they will carry the Russian tourists stranded in Egypt since the Russian plane that crashed over Sinai late October, he added.

The airport will also receive nine domestic flights carrying 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.

Meanwhile, the Sharm al Sheikh Airport is set to receive 31 international and domestic flights on Sunday.

”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.

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