British Airways is targeting an increase of passenger rates per flight to 90% for flights coming to Egypt this year, according to North Africa Commercial Director Mervat Alfi.
Alfi noted in a press conference Tuesday that the company will direct two flights to Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, starting next September, increasing them to three flights later.
Alfi said the company has optimistic views regarding travel movement to Egypt, especially during the next two years.
According to Alfi, the airline is among the top companies in the oneworld® alliance, and serves approximately 240 spots around the world.
British Airways has been present in Egypt since 1926, and used to direct flights to Cairo and Alexandria, then limited flights to Cairo only with Airbus 321.
All Heathrow Airport flights will be moved to Terminal 5 instead of Terminal 1, as it is bigger and has a variety of services.
The company organises flights to Algeria and Morocco in both Marrakesh and Casablanca. Moreover, during the past four years and amid political chaos, no flights were sent to Libya and Tunisia, according to Alfi. However, the company is considering resuming flights to Tunisia in accordance with the requirements of the feasibility studies.
Alfi believes that despite the difficult circumstances that Egypt has undergone, British tourism has never stopped, which caused the company consider sending their flights to a different area.
Regarding tightening security measures on board, Alfi said: “British Airways works according to security measures that seek the convenience of the passengers and of those who deal with the company.”