Tag: Egypt

Smoke On Board Of Thomas Cook B753 Prompts Evacuation Before Departure

A Thomas Cook Boeing 757-300 with 251 passengers and 9 crew was about to depart from Hurghada when smoke appeared in the cabin prompting the flight crew to initiate an evacuation via slides onto the runway. A number of people received injuries as result of the evacuation. The airline reported all 251 customers and 9 […]

Resurging African Economies See Etihad Boost Capacity

Etihad has announced it will add seven flights per week to both Cairo, Egypt, and Lagos, Nigeria, on the back of growing numbers of tourists from the continent. “Cairo is the largest point to point market from Abu Dhabi enjoying an increase in tourist traffic to Egypt,” says Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways Executive Vice […]

Results of the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget for Russia

Owing to the position of the French authorities, Russia has not brought any full-scale models of its military hardware to the Le Bourget international aerospace show. Despite this, Russian defense manufacturers actively participate in it. Russia is represented by Rosoboronexport, the United Aircraft Corporation, Russian Helicopters, Roscosmos, the United Engine Corporation and about a dozen […]

Qatar Crisis: New Opportunities Or The Dead End?

The beginning of June has matched with a serious diplomatic row that occurred between Qatar and several Arab Gulf states.  Major safety concerns that darkened the sky over Qatar’s neighbours because of its links with terrorist groups encouraged Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to cut all the diplomatic and economic ties […]

Gulf Airspace Ban Set To Ground Qatar Airways Aircraft

The airspace ban by the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is likely to ground Qatar Airways aircraft, particularly its narrowbody fleet, according to analysts. Following the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday by three Gulf countries, along with Egypt, over its relationship with Iran and support for terror groups, the CAPA Centre for […]

Egypt And Russia Agree To Resume Gradually Air Flights From October

Russia suspended air service with Egypt following the crash of a Russian A321 passenger jet in Sinai. Air flights between Egypt and Russia may be resumed in October already, Egypt’s Al-Masry Al-Youm said on Sunday referring to high-ranking officials at the Egyptian civil aviation authority. “The parties have agreed to resume step by step the […]

Russia Prepares to Supply Ka-52K Attack Helicopters to Egypt

An accord made recently by the defense ministries of Russia and Egypt gives reason to believe that Moscow is prepared to sell a considerable number of carrier-based helicopters to Cairo. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Egyptian Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi recently agreed to establish a training program for Egyptian pilots, a source privy to […]

IATA and Egypt Working Together to Address Airline Blocked Funds

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Egyptian authorities are working together to find a practical solution to release, for repatriation foreign exchange funds due international airlines operating to Egypt. Since March, airlines have been unable to repatriate the full amount due them under international conventions, as a result of restrictions imposed by the Government […]

British Airways Suspend Flights To Sharm el-Sheikh Indefinitely

British Airways has suspended flights to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh resort indefinitely amid terror fears in a blow to the country’s tourism. No flights have operated between the UK and the resort after a terrorist bomb brought down a Russian passenger plane in November killing 224 people. The Government suspended flights to Sharm el- Sheik on […]

UPDATE: Hijacked Egypt Air Flight MS181 Lands in Cyprus

The alleged hijacker of an EgyptAir plane has been arrested after hours of negotiations, according to Cypriot police, and has emerged from the grounded plane with his hands up. The man – said to be in an “unstable psychological state” and believed by authorities to be Egyptian – had held a number of hostages but […]