- UK travel operator Thomas Cook resumes flights to Marsa Alam airport in Egypt.
- The company had suspended all flights to Marsa Alam since 2008.
- The move will help Egypt witness a surge in the number of British tourists in the coming months.
UK travel operator Thomas Cook has announced that it will resume flights to Marsa Alam Airport on October 21, after a nine-year suspension of flights to the city since 2008.
The airline will operate two flights weekly during the winter season, from the cities of Birmingham on Mondays and from Gatwick on Thursdays.
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The company advised its customers on its website to spend their holidays at the resorts of Marsa Alam and Hurghada highlighting available diving trips and ideal weather.
Thomas Cook flights to Hurghada Airport increased to 11 flights a week instead of nine flights. The company is expected to operate more flights with the start of the winter tourist season in November.
Maritime sources at Hurghada Airport said that two additional flights are offered from London and Manchester, these flights were transferred from Cuba after it was wracked by Hurricane Irma.
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Egypt is very popular this year among British tourists, said tourism expert Mohamed Suweilam who expects Egypt to receive more than double the number of British tourists compared to 2016.
The highest demographics of tourists who visit Red Sea resorts, especially during the winter season, are from Germany, Ukraine, and the UK, said Suweilam.
The article is an edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm.
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