Late dues not to harm Emirates Airlines’ flights to Egypt- regional director

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The UAE-based Emirates Airline is committed to the operational plan of its flights to Egypt despite the crisis that the second faces in transacting firm’s dollar dues.

Speaking to Amwal Al Ghad Monday, Regional Director Haitham Al Battawy stated that the firm has decided in January to increase its flights to Egypt -estimated at 14 flights- to be 17 per week.

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has submitted a suggestion about the mechanisms and schedules of  paying the late dues to foreign airlines, the official said, adding that Emirates is working to reach a solution that satisfies  two parties.

On Sunday, CBE governor Tarek Amer told Amwal Al Ghad that the crisis of foreign airlines’ dues has been resolved and paid through schemes agreed upon between the CBE, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the firms.

On other side, Al Battawy asserted that Emirates is currently planning to expand and boosting its flights to Egypt through changing the model of the recently-added three planes from Airbus 333-200 to Boeing 777-200 to meet clients’ needs.