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“We are in the season of Umrah [a high travel season] and we are functioning properly,”

The flight schedule at the Cairo International Airport and Egypt air was unaffected by the violence at the Republic Guard’s headquarters on Monday, 8 June. (AFP File Photo)

The flight schedule at the Cairo International Airport and Egypt air was unaffected by the violence at the Republic Guard’s headquarters on Monday, 8 June.
(AFP File Photo)

The flight schedule at the Cairo International Airport and Egypt air was unaffected by the violence at the Republic Guard’s headquarters on Monday, 8 June.

Mohamed Hossam, an officer inthe Cairo International Airport’s media office, confirmed that flights were not cancelled amid escalating tension. “We are proceeding with the normal number of flights,” he said.

Hossam added that any delays that occurred were due to normal circumstances.

“We are in the season of Umrah [a high travel season] and we are functioning properly,” he added.

“Our schedule didn’t change after what happened yesterday,” stated Abd El-Azim Sedky, the public relations and media manager.

Sedky added, however, that the Japanese government had imposed a travel restriction to Egypt, due to apprehension about the political situation.

“The normal schedule between Egypt and Japan is set to start again on July 14,” Sedky added.

The violent alter cationsin front of the Republic Guard headquarters resulted in a stock decline for the EGX 30, Egypt’s benchmark index by 3.55%,and the EGX70, the index of small and medium-sized companies by 5.32%, while the broader EGX 100 fell 4% ending Monday’s trading session with losses.


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