Air Serbia resumes flight to Cairo after three-year hiatus

Air Serbia resumes flight to Cairo after three-year hiatus

Air Serbia, Serbia’s national carrier, resumed last Monday direct flights between Belgrade and Cairo following three years of suspension owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities made the announcement Tuesday, Ahram Online reports.

“Egypt’s rich culture and history attract tourists from all over the world, and its climate makes it an appealing destination year-round”, said Boško Rupić, general manager, commercial and strategy, at Air Serbia on the company’s website.

The decision to introduce regular nonstop flights between Belgrade and Cairo was made in response to demand from passengers in Serbia and the wider Balkan region, with the aim of facilitating tourism and travel between the two locations, he added.

The Egyptian economy depends on the tourism sector as a crucial source of foreign currency. The number of visitors dropped sharply from 13.1 million in 2019 to 3.7 million in 2020, Ahram Online notes. However, the industry has been recovering gradually over the past two years.

Belgrade-to-Cairo flights are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while Cairo-to-Belgrade flights are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. A direct flight from Belgrade to Cairo takes about three hours.

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