Egypt to offer cheaper summer flights for Egyptians

June 1, 2014 12:05 am

Egypt’s tourism minister, Hisham Zaazou has said the ministry is planning to launch a programme for domestic flights at discounted prices for Egyptians during the summer months to the coastal areas on the shore of the Red Sea, Daily News Egypt has reported. “We will work to support the programme with approximately EGP5m in order to increase traffic in tourist cities,” said the minister. The programme is part of efforts by the ministry to boost occupancy rates for hotels in different areas, especially in Hurghada in the East, Sharm El-Sheikh in the Northeast, and Luxor and Aswan in the south of the country.