Egypt plans to bring back Cairo-KL flights to boost tourism, trade

PUTRAJAYA, April 24 (Bernama) – Egypt has plans to re-open the Cairo-Kuala Lumpur route as it will boost tourism and trade between both countries.

Egyptian Ambassador to Malaysia Gamal Abdelrehim Metwally said he had in his meeting with Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi here yesterday, discussed on how best to step up tourism between both nations.

In a statement issued by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture today on the meeting, Gamal had expressed the wish to re-open the route for Malaysia Airlines and Egypt Air to be part of Egypt’s latest travel agenda.

“Egypt Air will fly to Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia Airlines will fly to Cairo, (it is) not only good for tourism but also for trade between both countries,” Gamal was quated as saying in the statement.

Mohamaddin welcomed Egypt’s intentions and proposals as it would boost the country’s tourism sector.

“With the re-opening of the air route, the country will see more tourists from the Middle East,” he said.

Mohamaddin said that he would also include the Transport Ministry and Malaysia Airlines in future discussions.

Source : Bernama

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