According to data released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in Egypt, there has been a notable 29% rise in the number of flights during the first half of 2023, with a total of approximately 191,000 flights. This is compared to 148,000 flights during the same period in 2022.
The rise in flight numbers is due to efforts to boost tourism in Egypt and attract more visitors. The government is also improving the country's air infrastructure, leading to an expansion of airline destinations.
There are now more flights to popular tourist spots like Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor, and Aswan, as well as increased flights to the capital, Cairo.
According to the Minister of Aviation in Egypt, a range of development projects are underway to enhance civil aviation services and facilities and expand the capacity of Egyptian airports. Additionally, there are plans to expand the airline network of EgyptAir.
Egypt invests in air infrastructure, developing airports like Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Aswan, and Luxor. They plan to increase the number of flights, boost the economy, create jobs, and attract more tourists. The air fleet is being modernized, and new destinations are added to maximize revenue and make Egypt a hub for tourism and investment.
In June 2023, EgyptAir saw a considerable rise in the number of passengers, estimated at around 12% compared to last year. Additionally, there was an increase in the percentage of occupied plane seats, reaching 77%, and a rise in the number of flights.