First direct flight from Shanghai arrives in Hurghada
Egyptian air plane

CAIRO: Hurghada International Airport received Saturday the first direct flight from Shanghai operated by the Egyptian airline Air Leisure, Youm7.

A total of 150 passengers were onboard the flight, Sadiq al Shura, Director General of the Hurghada International Airport was quoted by Youm7.

The airline plans to operate two flights weekly, on Saturday and Wednesday, Shura said, adding that the airport crew welcomed the passengers with flowers.

Last week, Shura announced the arrival of the first direct flight from Beijing to Hurghada airport.

Ahead of the Christmas holidays, numbers of tourists from China and Southeast Asian countries have recently increased amid notable decline in tourists from Europe and North America.

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