Qatar Airways to resume flights to Egypt from January 18

Cairo: Qatar’s national carrier has announced restarting its flights to Egypt on January 18, as the two countries has decided to resume air travel between them.

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Qatar Airways has said it will resume its services to Egypt with a flight to Cairo on January 18, to be followed by a flight to Alexandria, Egypt’s second biggest city, on January 25.

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The airline added on its Twitter account that its flights to Egypt will start with a daily service to Cairo and twice weekly flights to Alexandria.

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Egypt Tuesday announced reopening its airspace to Qatari flights, signalling an end to a crisis of more than three years.

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The Egyptian state carrier EgyptAir said it will fly to Qatar starting on January 18.

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Increase flights

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EgyptAir will fly daily to Qatar, in addition to four flights a week from the Bourj Al Arab airport in Alexandria, head of the airline Rushdy Zakaria has said.

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The carrier could increase flights depending on demand, he added.

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There are around 300,000 Egyptians in Qatar.

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Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have already reopened their airspaces with Qatar after a historic Gulf summit that ended a rift with Doha.

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