Weekly trips from Almaty to Sharm to begin March 18
FlyEgypt airlines

CAIRO: Egyptian travel agency Jaunt In Time (JIT) will organize weekly trips from Khazakhstan’s Almaty and Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh in cooperation with FlyEgypt airlines from March 18 to the end of October, Youm7 reported Wednesday, marking the reversal of a travel ban.

JIT’s CEO Mohamed Sheeira told Youm7 he is expecting a large turnout of tourists when the line operates, saying he the company plans to start new lines to Hurghada and other cities in Egypt.

Turkish travel agencies have traditionally dominated the market of tourist travel from Khazakhstan, JIT’s marketing consultant Sameh Saad told Youm7.

Kazakh airline SCAT will also operate the flights to Egypt’s Red Sea resort, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Feb. 24.

Khazakhstan, along with several other countries, suspended flights to Egypt in November after a Russian plane crashed over Sinai Oct. 31.

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