Board index » GENERAL » News and Sport

 


Post new topic Reply to topic
          
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:28 pm  |  Posted from: Australia
  

User avatar
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:38 pm
Posts: 3895
Topics: 402
Arcade Highscores: 0
Gender: Female
National Flag:
Australia
A little confusing. Is this an old story?

Thomas Cook to Resume Flights to Egypt

The renowned British travel agency Thomas Cook is planning to run flights from UK to Egypt soon due to an increase in demand from British customers who see the country as a tourist destination.

According to media statements released by the Chief Executive of Thomas Cook Peter Fankhauser on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, his company aims to organize flights to Egypt and Turkey as demand is on the rise and there is advice from the UK Foreign Office that travel is permitted to both countries.

“Both destinations are wonderful countries, with great hotels, great beaches, nice people, and it’s really good value. People want to go back. We are not a security company; as long as we have the advice of the Foreign Office that we can fly to Egypt and Turkey, we offer a great product,” he said.

Moreover, the remarkable increase in the prices of destinations seen as “safer” continue to increase as many holidaymakers have switched from the eastern Mediterranean to destinations such as Spain.

Egypt has witnessed a slump in visitor numbers due to a series of terror attacks that have been followed by a closure of UK airlines to the main Egyptian resort airport, Sharm el Sheikh.

The deadly downfall of the Russian areoplane that took place over the Sinai Peninsula in 2015 and killed all 224 on board was the fatal slap that targeted the Egyptian tourism sector as the plane took off from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport on route to Russia.

In the wake of the deadly crash, the IS affiliated group Sinai Province claimed responsibility for the attack and noted that it has been implemented through the usage of ‘improvised explosive device’ in a soda can.

Hurghada receives 133,000 tourists in September, Germans rank first on the list
Moreover, the deadly crash pushed several countries to halt flights to Sharm el-Sheikh airport including Russia, Germany and the UK. Some of these countries, including Russia, is still engaging in negotiations with Egypt to resume flights.

http://www.egyptindependent.com/british ... ign=buffer

____________________________________________
Carpe diem! :le:


  Top                        
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:42 pm  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

User avatar
Luxor4u God
Luxor4u God

Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:15 pm
Posts: 12074
Topics: 637
Images: 233
Arcade Highscores: 5
Gender: Female
Winged Isis wrote:
A little confusing. Is this an old story?

Thomas Cook to Resume Flights to Egypt

http://www.egyptindependent.com/british ... ign=buffer


I think this is a recent story. I scan read it or similar online either earlier today or yesterday.
What is confusing you about it?

____________________________________________
Image Experience is not what happens to you;
it is what you do with what happens to you.
-Aldous Huxley


  Top                        
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:19 am  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

Egyptian God
Egyptian God

Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:49 am
Posts: 7210
Topics: 518
Images: 2
Arcade Highscores: 0
Gender: None specified
National Flag:
Egypt
HEPZIBAH wrote:
Winged Isis wrote:
A little confusing. Is this an old story?

Thomas Cook to Resume Flights to Egypt

http://www.egyptindependent.com/british ... ign=buffer


I think this is a recent story. I scan read it or similar online either earlier today or yesterday.
What is confusing you about it?


What confused me is that Thomas Cook never stopped flying to Egypt...at least to Hurghada.

I think the increase in TC flights has been mentioned passim on a number of occasions. I seem to remember a post about them flying from Newcastle & Glasgow this winter.


  Top                        
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:22 am  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

User avatar
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 1:29 pm
Posts: 6749
Topics: 380
Arcade Highscores: 0
Gender: None specified
Age: 66
And again, no mention of Luxor.

____________________________________________
Life is your's to do with as you wish- do not let other's try to control it for you. Count Dusak- 1345.


  Top                        
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:53 am  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

User avatar
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh

Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:46 am
Posts: 4707
Topics: 399
Images: 1
Arcade Highscores: 10
Gender: None specified
National Flag:
United Kingdom
There was an interview with the CE of T Cook yesterday on radio, he said there was an increased demand for holidays to Egypt and Turkey due to the increased prices for Spain. He was expecting to double the number of holidays sold to both countries but didn't say which destinations would be most popular. I think Hurghada will win out again.


  Top                        
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:28 am  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

User avatar
Luxor4u God
Luxor4u God

Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:15 pm
Posts: 12074
Topics: 637
Images: 233
Arcade Highscores: 5
Gender: Female
While some new flights to Luxor would be great, at least if there are more flights to Hurghada (as opposed to Sharm) there will be more options date and time wise to get to Luxor.

____________________________________________
Image Experience is not what happens to you;
it is what you do with what happens to you.
-Aldous Huxley


  Top                        
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:03 am  |  Posted from: Australia
  

User avatar
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:38 pm
Posts: 3895
Topics: 402
Arcade Highscores: 0
Gender: Female
National Flag:
Australia
HEPZIBAH wrote:
What is confusing you about it?


Well it talks a lot about Sharm but mentions tourist numbers to Hurghada and nothing of Luxor, as noted above. As far as I knew there are currently flights to Hurghad? So not really specific to which city will benefit.

____________________________________________
Carpe diem! :le:


  Top                        
Reply with quote  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic


Similar Topics

 Similar topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
Thomas Cook flight evacuated in Egypt as smoke fills cabin

in News and Sport

DJKeefy

5

178

Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:25 am

Thomas Cook

in General Discussions and Rants

Annie

10

222

Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:43 am

Thomas Cook bookings to Hurghada up 100% !

in Know Egypt

newcastle

37

846

Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:32 pm

 


Who is online

Who is online Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum