Egypt Air is set to launch two new flight routes beginning 17 Aprilthrough its Express subsidiary, both leaving from Sharm Al-Sheikh.
The first route will head to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia while the second is planned to go to Kuwait City.
Halmi Rizq, Chairman of Egypt Air Express, stated that new flights headed from Sharm Al-Sheikh to Riyadh would leave Tuesdays and Fridays, with those going to Kuwait City leaving Saturdays and Thursdays, weekly. He added that the company sought to expand its regional network and increase the frequency of flights going to coastal cities in order to increase tourism.
During the peak of Egypt’s tourist season, the company has been known to host up to 14 flights a day, going into Cairo, Hurghada and Sharm Al-Sheikh.
The company seeks to expand the number of services offered to its clients, by facilitating direct flights between a number of Egypt’s tourist cities and Arab and European capitals throughout the region. It is hoped that these measures will help to increase the amount of tourist traffic going both in and out of the country.
He added that the company is expecting to host a total of 85 flights per week during the summer 2013 season, set to start 31 March, representing a 7% increase compared to summer 2012, which saw an average of 64 flights per week to 10 different locations within Egypt.
Egypt Air Express’s airline fleet currently consists of 12 Embraer and 170 commercial jets.