CAIRO: State-owned Air Cairo Company will fly its first charter flight from Saudi Arabia to the Red Sea resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada in March, former Tourism Minister Advisor Sameh Saad told Youm7.
The flights are set to take off from Jeddah and Riyadh cities, from March 10 to 20.
Air Cairo is a low fare subsidiary airline of EgyptAir Holding Company.
Saad said that the charter flights will contribute in increasing the tourism movement coming from Saudi Arabia, adding that there have been competitive offers to encourage Arab tourists to come to Egypt.
He added that Egypt will be a guest of honor in the first Arab tourism forum that will be held in Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia on Jan.15-16.
The government has launched several promotional campaigns to boost tourism industry in the country, after being affected by terrorist attacks and violence. One of the campaigns was dedicated to court Arab tourists to the country’s tourist resorts.