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Sunday, 3 July 2016

Daylight saving time cancellation might cost EgyptAir USD 2 mn

The State Council’s legislative department approved the decision to cancel daylight saving time (DST) on Saturday, referring the decision to the cabinet for approval, Al Bedaiah reported. We had noted last week that the House was pushing to (once again) abolish DST. Meanwhile, EgyptAir says scrapping DST might cost the airline USD 2 mn in the next four months, said EgyptAir CEO Safwat Mosallam to Al Mal. EgyptAir has already notified the International Air Transport Association about the decision to (once again) use DST, so cancelling it would result in departure delays or passengers missing flights, let alone having to pay for changing flight times, he said. On another note, the carrier announced it would launch daily flights to the Chinese city of Guangzhou as of this Tuesday, instead of just five days a week, Al Mal reported on Saturday.

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