EgyptAir operates 425 flights repatriating 77K stranded Egyptians

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 - 07:31 GMT

FILE – EgyptAir plane

FILE – EgyptAir plane

CAIRO – 30 June 2020: Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Roshdi Zakaria stated that the airline operated 425 exceptional flights to repatriate around 77,000 passengers, who got stuck abroad due to COVID-19 outbreak and the suspension of international passenger flights as a protective measure.

Roshdy said in a phone-in that the company was ready to carry home more citizens if requested.

Citizens, who were in temporary visits or stays, were the first to be repatriated. Later, the exceptional flights started bringing home expats who were terminated, particularly in the Gulf.

Paid quarantine in Marsa Alam hotels and free-of-charge quarantine in university dorms have been substituted with home self-isolation for 14 days. When passengers arrive at the airport, their body temperature is measured.

EgyptAir announced on Wednesday the schedules of its international flights after the State’s decision to resume the aviation movement as of July 1.

Egypt’s national carrier said on its website that its flight schedules from July 1 to 7 will include the destinations of Sharqa, Abu Dhabi, Athens, Addis Ababa, Iraq’s Erbil, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Beirut, Toronto, Juba, Dubai, Rome, Frankfurt, Vienna, London, Milan, Munich, New York and Washington.

"The flights' destinations from July 8 to 14 will include Baghdad, Guangzhou, Geneva and Copenhagen," it added.

EgyptAir noted that flights' destinations as of July 15 would cover Barcelona, Dar Essalam and Madrid.

The Egyptian national carrier asked its customers who booked any of the international flights before June 15 to confirm their reservations on the scheduled international flights that will operate from July 1 to mid-September.

The EgyptAir chairman pointed out that passengers whose temperature surpasses 38 are not allowed to board, and that all protective measures are taken.

Additional contribution by MENA

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