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Sphinx International Airport receives 1st Wizz Air flight

The Sphinx International Airport on Friday received its first Wizz Air flight from Malpensa Airport, Italy, carrying 247 passengers.

The flight serves as another victory for the newborn Egyptian airport.

The number of airlines using the Sphinx Airport since its opening reached more than six companies – Wizz Air, Condor, Nesma Airlines, and Air Cairo in addition to EgyptAir.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority, there are four Arab and international airlines that will use the airport in the next phase.

Domestic flights depart from the airport to Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan, in addition to regional and international flights to Italy, Germany and Saudi Arabia.

An operating schedule has been set for the flight, with five flights per week for each of the Milan and Rome flights.

This comes as part of the Civil Aviation Ministry’s plans to activate air traffic and attract more European tourism to Egypt.


Recovering tourism

The Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Eissa announced earlier in June that Egypt has received the largest number of tourists ever in one month.

Eissa said in statements to reporters that the month of April witnessed the reception of the largest number of tourists throughout Egypt’s history, with about 1.35 million tourists, thanks to the decisions supporting tourism and investment.

Egypt received about seven million tourists during the first five months of this year, he explained and aims to receive 15 million tourists during the current year, with about 18 to 20 million tourists during the next year.

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