Tourism Ministry tempts airlines back to Egypt with new charter flight incentives
Charter flights landing in Egypt are eligible for a fresh batch of incentives under the next phase of the Tourism Ministry's charter flight program, which is set to run between 1 January and 30 April 2021, Minister Khaled El Enany said, according to Al Wafd. The ministry will offer unspecified incentives on two tiers, one for airlines flying 2-15 times per week, and other for those operating more than 15 weekly flights.
Background: Egypt’s last incentive program ran from November 2018 to April 2020 and saw airlines receive cash payouts starting from USD 2k per trip based on the number of weekly flights. After covid-19 nearly shuttered the country’s tourism industry, the ministry has been trying to spur inbound visitors while extending the tourism support program by three months.
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