EgyptAir, a state-owned flag carrier of Egypt, said it would operate exceptional flights between Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport and Libya’s Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli during summer starting Tuesday, August 9, to promote tourism.
The flights will continue until 11 October to transport groups of tourists from Libya to the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh, said Chairman of EgyptAir Amr Abul-Enein.
The flag carrier will operate a weekly flight between the two airports on board Boeing B737-800 aircraft, which is capable of carrying up to 154 passengers, to promote Libyan tourism flow to Egypt, added Abul-Enein.
In September last year, Egypt and Libya resumed flights from Tripoli to Cairo after seven years of hiatus over turmoil in the Libyan territories. The two countries also reactivated the direct flight service between Cairo and Benghazi in April this year.