Egypt may resume direct flights to Baku - envoy

Economy Materials 3 July 2017 16:55

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 3

By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:

Egyptian airline companies may resume flights between Baku and Sharm El Sheikh in autumn in order to attract tourists from Azerbaijan, the country’s Ambassador to Egypt Tural Rzayev told Trend July 3.

“Azerbaijan and Egypt have great opportunities for cooperation in the field of tourism,” he said. “The two countries show great interest in establishing ties in this sphere, and in particular, a direct flight between Baku and Sharm El Sheikh was launched in June 2016 in order to increase the mutual tourist flow.”

“Egyptian companies were offering tour packages to Azerbaijani tourists at very attractive prices,” he added. “However, later the flight was suspended due to its unprofitability. This is explained by a number of reasons: the launch of the flight coincided with summer in Egypt, where the air temperature, as a rule, is not very comfortable for guests from Azerbaijan.”

The global anti-Egyptian campaign that unfolded amid the escalation of the situation related to security in the country also played its role, he noted.

The Egyptian side in order to attract tourists to the country intends to intensify its advertising activity in Azerbaijan this year, the ambassador said.