The Egyptian national airline (Egypt Air – MS) had a working
session with Vietnamese tourism businesses on June 25 in Ho Chi Minh City, on
opening direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Cairo, Egypt.
Vietnam is the 7th market in Asia and the 4th market in Southeast Asia that
Egypt Air has inaugurated flights to transport passengers.
Egypt Air Regional Director in East Asia Mr. Youssef Gad said that Vietnam is an
attractive destination. After positive market research, Egypt Air has decided to
negotiate business development in the Vietnamese market. Vietnamese tourists
will be exempt from visa requirements when entering Egypt.
During the first period, visitors from Vietnam to Egypt will fly from Hanoi or
Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, Thailand by Thai Airways or other airline and then
directly from Bangkok to Cairo by Boeing There will initially be around 300
passenger seats available on a daily basis. After a short time Egypt Air will
open a direct route to Vietnam.
Currently, Egypt Air has 86 destinations worldwide. The Cairo international
airport is an entry port from Asia, Southeast Asia to Europe, Africa and the