In a new development that reflects the return of the German tourism to Egypt, Hurghada International Airport had received one thousand tourists from Germany during the past few hours, said the head of the Egyptian Airports Co. on Tuesday.
The chairman of the Egyptian Airports Company, Gad el-Karim Nasr noted that around one thousand tourists from Germany had arrived at Hurghada International Airport on Frankfurt-based Condor Airlines.
Condor Flugdienst GmbH have resumed its flights to three destinations in Egypt, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Sharm El-Sheikh.
The split in the German tourism market over how to respond to the situation in Egypt and the German foreign ministry’s complex travel advice has deepened with the decision of Thomas Cook, DER Touristik and other Germany tour operators to resume departures to the country from next Monday (September 30) onwards.
Condor had 5 flights to Egypt over the past few hours, on board 200 German tourists, Mr. Nasr added.
EAC (Egyptian Airports Company) is subsidiary of EHCAAN (Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation) which is a public owned Company established in 2001.
EAC is currently managing 19 regional Airports in Egypt with total passengers exceeding 22 million passengers in 2009/2010.
EAC airports are hosting 60% of the total Air Traffic in Egypt. The main airports of EAC (Sharm El Sheikh – Hurghada- Luxor- Aswan – Alex –Taba- Abu Simbel- Borg El Arab- Souhag – Assuit) which are servicing tourist spots (Rea Sea- North Coast – Nile Valley).