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Thomas Cook to Resume Flights to Egypt

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A little confusing. Is this an old story?

Thomas Cook to Resume Flights to Egypt

The renowned British travel agency Thomas Cook is planning to run flights from UK to Egypt soon due to an increase in demand from British customers who see the country as a tourist destination.

According to media statements released by the Chief Executive of Thomas Cook Peter Fankhauser on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, his company aims to organize flights to Egypt and Turkey as demand is on the rise and there is advice from the UK Foreign Office that travel is permitted to both countries.

“Both destinations are wonderful countries, with great hotels, great beaches, nice people, and it’s really good value. People want to go back. We are not a security company; as long as we have the advice of the Foreign Office that we can fly to Egypt and Turkey, we offer a great product,” he said.

Moreover, the remarkable increase in the prices of destinations seen as “safer” continue to increase as many holidaymakers have switched from the eastern Mediterranean to destinations such as Spain.

Egypt has witnessed a slump in visitor numbers due to a series of terror attacks that have been followed by a closure of UK airlines to the main Egyptian resort airport, Sharm el Sheikh.

The deadly downfall of the Russian areoplane that took place over the Sinai Peninsula in 2015 and killed all 224 on board was the fatal slap that targeted the Egyptian tourism sector as the plane took off from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport on route to Russia.

In the wake of the deadly crash, the IS affiliated group Sinai Province claimed responsibility for the attack and noted that it has been implemented through the usage of ‘improvised explosive device’ in a soda can.

Hurghada receives 133,000 tourists in September, Germans rank first on the list
Moreover, the deadly crash pushed several countries to halt flights to Sharm el-Sheikh airport including Russia, Germany and the UK. Some of these countries, including Russia, is still engaging in negotiations with Egypt to resume flights.

http://www.egyptindependent.com/british ... ign=buffer


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Re: Thomas Cook to Resume Flights to Egypt

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Winged Isis wrote:A little confusing. Is this an old story?

Thomas Cook to Resume Flights to Egypt

http://www.egyptindependent.com/british ... ign=buffer
I think this is a recent story. I scan read it or similar online either earlier today or yesterday.
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HEPZIBAH wrote:
Winged Isis wrote:A little confusing. Is this an old story?

Thomas Cook to Resume Flights to Egypt

http://www.egyptindependent.com/british ... ign=buffer
I think this is a recent story. I scan read it or similar online either earlier today or yesterday.
What is confusing you about it?
What confused me is that Thomas Cook never stopped flying to Egypt...at least to Hurghada.

I think the increase in TC flights has been mentioned passim on a number of occasions. I seem to remember a post about them flying from Newcastle & Glasgow this winter.

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And again, no mention of Luxor.
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There was an interview with the CE of T Cook yesterday on radio, he said there was an increased demand for holidays to Egypt and Turkey due to the increased prices for Spain. He was expecting to double the number of holidays sold to both countries but didn't say which destinations would be most popular. I think Hurghada will win out again.

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While some new flights to Luxor would be great, at least if there are more flights to Hurghada (as opposed to Sharm) there will be more options date and time wise to get to Luxor.
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Re: Thomas Cook to Resume Flights to Egypt

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HEPZIBAH wrote:What is confusing you about it?
Well it talks a lot about Sharm but mentions tourist numbers to Hurghada and nothing of Luxor, as noted above. As far as I knew there are currently flights to Hurghad? So not really specific to which city will benefit.
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