EgyptAir proposed low-cost carrier Air Sphinx gears closer for takeoff according to Egypt’s ministry of tourism.
According to AviationSource, Civil Aviation minister, Captain Muhammad Manar said that an entity affiliated with EgyptAir should have been established to be fully low-cost a long time ago, but has been delayed now until the winter of 2022/2023.
“Most of the companies that come from abroad to visit tourist destinations in Egypt are low-cost airlines, and the establishment of the new entity is going hand in hand with the Ministry of Tourism.”
“The new company will be called Air Sphinx, and it will operate from all tourist destinations from its base at the Sphinx Airport in Giza, where the airport has been renovated and deserves to be the airport dedicated to serving visitors and tourists of the Great Museum, which is scheduled to open at the end of this year, in a global event that will be the focus of attention in this area.”
“First flights of Air Sphinx are scheduled to be launched next winter, we are in the process of leasing several planes, by October we will have 9 planes, and the number will be doubled by the first quarter of next year.” He added that “Air Cairo is completely different from Air Sphinx”.
“The service on the plane will be per demand, you can get what you want but after paying the costs; tickets can be with bags or without bags; planes will fly from tourist destinations to other countries and will work in domestic flights at reduced prices; for example, the Cairo-Hurghada ticket on regular flight 2400 EGP low-cost flights, it will not exceed 1500-1600 EGP,” he concluded.
Air Sphinx originally planned to launch low-cost operations in April 2022. The subsidiary of Egypt Air will fly from Cairo International Airport, Hurghada International Airport, Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, Luxor International Airport, and Sphinx International Airport in Giza.
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