EgyptAir Cargo has resumed flights from Egypt to the United States, marking a significant milestone after a pause that lasted over eight years, as confirmed by Egypt’s Ministry of Civil Aviation. The resumption of these cargo flights follows a comprehensive review of security measures and inspections conducted by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Cairo International Airport, encompassing EgyptAir passenger and cargo flights.
A press release issued by the Ministry highlighted that the TSA delegation noted considerable enhancements in security, safety, and insurance measures implemented by both Cairo International Airport and EgyptAir. The successful clearance granted by TSA implies that all types of cargo can now be transported by EgyptAir Cargo to the United States.
Lieutenant General Mohamed Abbas Helmy, the Minister of Civil Aviation, emphasized the Ministry’s commitment to implementing additional security measures within the civil aviation system. He underlined the priority of ensuring the safety and security of individuals, facilities, and flights at the highest standards. The Minister also highlighted the ongoing rigorous training provided to all security personnel across various work sites, ensuring their proficiency in diverse security specialties. This training aligns with international standards and specifications, facilitating the accurate implementation of security and safety procedures within the Egyptian civil aviation sector.
Currently, EgyptAir Cargo utilizes Airbus A330-200 aircraft specifically converted for freight operations (P2F), complementing its existing passenger fleet. This renewal of cargo operations to the US represents a positive stride for EgyptAir Cargo, strengthening connectivity between Egypt and the United States and providing enhanced transportation options for various types of shipments.
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