Thomas Cook resumes flights to Hurghada over growing British demand

British travel company Thomas Cook announced resuming its air flights to Marsa Alam International Airport, starting October 30 after a nine-year suspension since 2008.

According to the famous firm, this discussion came as a result of the rapid growth of holiday demand in Hurghada city, Red Sea governorate, which witnessed a 113% increase for the winter of 2017.

“Egypt has proven popular this summer and bookings remain strong for the winter period,” Thomas Cook’s managing director in the UK, Chris Mottershead, said.

The announced flights will be from Birmingham and Gatwick to Marsa Alam, Egypt, according to Birmingham mail Friday.

August 2017, Egyptian Foreign Minister Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zaid issued statement after a meeting held between Foreign Ministry Sameh Shoukry and Alistair Burt, a British Conservative Party politician, affirming that the volume of British tourism increased 60 percent over last year’s.

Also, in a short interview with DMC television channel last September, British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson said there are about 40 weekly direct flights between Egypt and the UK.

Original Post: Egypt Today

Author: Egypt Today Staff

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