The African country will guarantee payment for half the seats from UK airports to Luxor, Sharm El Sheik and Hurghada this summer, with the subsidy maintained to Luxor in the winter months of 2015. Classic Holidays have released a statement regarding the news.
Khaled Ramy, who became tourism minister in March, said: “We will continue incentivising the flights till October 31 from all UK airports. Incentives to Sharm will stop from November 1, but subsidies to Luxor and the Nile valley will remain. We may increase [incentives] to the Nile. We are going to talk about how we can go back to the numbers of 2010.”
This is part of the Egyptian government’s aims to increase UK arrivals which were 905,000 in 2014 compared with 1.3 million five years ago. There was an 18 per cent increase between January and April compared to 2014’s figures, which will please Ramy who promised a big marketing campaign from last summer.
A spokesperson for Classic...