CAIRO, Nov. 2 (SEE)- Marsa Alam airport received on Friday Lufthansa’s first direct flight under a new agreement between the Red Sea resort and the German city of Munich.
Chairman of the airport’s operator EMAK Hany Okab said that the flight landed with 196 tourists on board.
Okab added that under the new agreement, the two companies operate three flights on a weekly basis in the framework to activate aviation and tourism between Germany and Egypt.
Senior administration officials of the two companies welcomed the tourists upon their arrival.
The German Airlines is scheduled to also operate three more flights from Munich to Hurghada to activate the tourist industry.
Lufthansa will increase its flights to Egypt by 40% to support German market demand for Egypt.
Marsa Alam is a Red Sea resort known for its sandy beaches and coral reefs.