Two New Daily Egypt-Bound Flights From Moscow Announced. Throughout 2018, a series of conflicting reports on the return of direct Russian flights to Egypt made the rounds, with the Russian government holding off from relaunching Egypt-bound travel routes.
However, Russian tourists will now have an option to board one of two daily Turkish Airlines flights from Moscow to Egypt via Istanbul International Airport, as reported by Shorouk News. Aly Oqda, president of GTI for Tourism, said that establishing such routes is a strong indication of rebounding demand on Egypt's resorts on account of Russian tourists, and would mean that once the flight ban is lifted, Egypt will see a strong comeback of Russian tourism - one of the main tourism markets for the country. Oqda also predicts that Russia will lift the ban next April, pointing out that Sharm El Sheikh and Taba-bound flights were give then green-light to take off from Moscow in December, albeit via Israel's Eilat Airport. Main image: Hot World Report. Egyptian Exporters Association to build 12 logistics centres in Africa in 3yrs. Powerful Data Offers Smooth Sailing for Egypt’s Transport Sector.
EgyptAir cargo flight flies to Moscow for first time since ban. Africa: Cairo Surpasses Joburg As Uber's Biggest African City. Egypt's capital Cairo has this year surpassed South Africa's business hub Johannesburg as being internet ride-sharing service Uber's biggest and busiest African city.
This is according to Uber's head of operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa - Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty - who spoke to Fin24 on a visit to Johannesburg this week. Gore-Coty told Fin24 that Cairo has overtaken Johannesburg in the last few months amid Uber's explosive growth in Egypt. South Africa's biggest city Johannesburg - which is home to over 4 million people according to Statistics South Africa data - was first to get the Uber service in Africa in 2013. Johannesburg remains a key hub for Uber as the South African city ranks among Uber's top five out of 115 cities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, according to data given to Fin24 by Uber. EgyptAir offers new luggage service to reduce ticket price. In the wake of the anticipated increase in ticket prices of EgyptAir, the company surprisingly introduces a new service called “Best-Buy” that gives travelers lower prices with only one piece of luggage weighing 23 kg and one 8 kg-carry-on bag.
“The company offered this service two months ago in order to offer cheaper alternatives for travelers and businessmen who frequently travel with fewer suitcases,” Dina ElFouly EgyptAir PR manager told Egypt Independent, pointing out that this service includes all international flights. The news about the "Best-Buy" service provoked anger among some travelers who mistakenly believed that the company has suspended the two luggage allowance service.
Most EgyptAir clients prefer to travel through the company due to its generosity in luggage allowance per ticket as the company permits two pieces of luggage with a total of 46 Kg for the economy class flights and 32 Kg for first class. Air Cairo operates new flights from Europe to Sharm el-Sheikh. Air Cairo has started new flights between European countries and Sharm el-Sheikh, including Austria and Norway, according to an annoucement from Air Cairo Chairman Yasser al-Ramly.
The first flight started operating from Vienna on Friday October 21 and the second will operate from Oslo on October 30, he said. Air Cairo transported 74,000 tourists on 582 flights from Germany, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Serbia, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Italy, as well as Kuwait and Beirut to Marsa Alam, Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh between May and September 2016, said Ramly. Egypt’s river taxis get government backing. Cairo river taxi project beginning to flow. Passengers ride in a river taxi on the Egyptian Nile River in Cairo, June 13, 2013.
(photo by REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) Author: Rami Galal Posted January 18, 2016. ADM acquires interest in Egyptian ag merchandiser. 12/14/2015 - by Eric Schroeder The venture will own and manage merchandising and supply chain operations, including an international merchandising operation that handles more than 1.5 million tonnes of grains, oilseeds and soft commodities annually destined for the Middle East and North Africa.
CHICAGO — Archer Daniels Midland Co. has reached an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in Cairo, Egypt-based Medsofts Group. The new 50/50 joint venture will own and manage merchandising and supply chain operations, including an international merchandising operation that handles more than 1.5 million tonnes of grains, oilseeds and soft commodities annually destined for the Middle East and North Africa. Cairo's Pink Taxi promises a safe ride for women. But a new car service driven by women, and accepting only female passengers, is promising a secure way to travel in the Egyptian capital.
Pink Taxi's drivers take only pre-booked rides and know how to navigate Cairo's ferocious traffic jams -- clad in fuchsia uniforms nonetheless. "I saw that society needed a safe mode of transportation for women, and I began to think what I could provide," says Reem Fawzy, Pink Taxi's founder. Her drivers are required to have a university degree, speak English and have at least two years of experience driving in Cairo. Cars are equipped with a GPS and a camera, as well as an SOS button that can stop the vehicle and alert Pink Taxi headquarters in case of an emergency. Egypt: Aviation Sector Brings Revenues Worth U.S.$2 Billion to Egypt. African Development Bank to help fund Egypt’s cross-continent shipping project. Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation has reportedly signed a US$650,000 grant agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance feasibility studies on a shipping route linking Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea through Nile River.
The plan for the shipping route, the aim of which is to convert the world’s biggest river into a sustainable waterway for transport, is expected to link the Nile Basin countries, comprising Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. The project, which according to Egypt will increase trade between member states and the outside world, will be inaugurated in 2018. At the second meeting of the committee of the Nile River navigation course in Cairo on Thursday (October 1, 2015), Egypt’s minister of international cooperation said that benefits of the project are due to double especially in landlocked states such as South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.
Egypt: New logistics centre to be built in Qena. Egypt to set up cross-continent shipping line. TVC NEWS, EGYPT - Egypt has signed a grant agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) worth $650,000 in order to finance the feasibility studies for the establishment of a cross-continent shipping line, a report said.
Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a grant agreement worth $650,000, to finance the feasibility studies for the establishment of a cross-continent shipping line, a report said. The Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Trust Fund, which belongs to the AfDB group, will provide the financial aid for the first phase of the required initial feasibility studies of the shipping line connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Victoria, reported Daily News Egypt. New Suez Canal success hinges on what happens on land.
The Suez Canal’s potential in the coming years will owe more to events on its surrounding land than on its waters.
The new 35-kilometre channel parallel to the original 193km canal, which officially opens today, as well as the deepening of 37km of channels through two lakes shave off up to a day in waiting and transit time for boats using the waterway. This should ensure that Suez remains competitive with its main rival, the Panama Canal, for cargo travelling between the east coast of Asia and the east coast of North America. Untitled. Egypt's airports prepare for growth with SITA technology. AirportsTatiana Rokou - 13 August 2015, 11:43 The five airports being upgraded include Sharm El Sheikh International, Luxor International and Aswan International. Over 10.5 million passengers go through the airports each year, with passenger numbers expected to grow annually by an average of 14%. CAIRO - The Egyptian Airports Company (EAC) has announced that it has chosen SITA as its technology partner for its airport IT modernization program at five of the largest airports it manages across Egypt.
EAC is using a combination of SITA airport technologies to improve the passenger experience and increase efficiency across all these airports. The five airports being upgraded include Sharm El Sheikh International, Luxor International and Aswan International. Le nouveau canal de Suez : un espoir pour l'économie égyptienne. Égypte, Inauguration du nouveau Canal de Suez. Infograph: The new Suez Canal in numbers. 22 ships pass through new Suez Canal on Friday: MENA. Ahram Online , Friday 7 Aug 2015 Egyptian air force planes parade in front of a cargo container ship crosses the new section of the Suez Canal after the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015 (Reuters) Twenty-two commercial ships traversed a new extension to the Suez Canal the day after it was opened, state-run news agency MENA reported on Friday. On Thursday, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi officially opened the new 35-kilometre channel, which enables two-way traffic along part of the 145-year old waterway, the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia.
The completed project, which also involved widening and deepening 37 kilometres of existing bypasses, shortens the transit time for southbound convoys by 7 hours, and allows the passage of larger vessels. Egypt opens Suez Canal in lavish ceremony. Reopening El Salam bridge would boost Egypt's economy after Suez expansion. While the completed Suez Canal expansion project, set to be formally opened today with the MSC Genova expected to be at the head of the first southbound convoy though the new channel, will see greater efficiency for vessels transiting the waterway, the immediate impact on container supply chains serving Egypt itself is likely to remain muted. Much of box traffic that comes in and out of North Africa’s largest economy is transported by feeder vessels, despite its location on the “highway” of the Asia-Europe trade, the world’s largest deepsea lane.
Maersk Line holds the largest share of Egyptian traffic, claims Mohammad Shihab, managing director of Maersk Line Egypt, Lebanon, Libya and Syria. It carries 16-17% of imports and exports, although he told The Loadstar that around 50% of that was on the company’s intra-Europe subsidiary,, Seago Line. Egypt is essential to Belt and Road initiative, Chinese Diplomat. CMA CGM’s Biggest Ship Successfully Crosses Suez Canal For Very First Time. Egypt revives high-speed rail plans. EGYPT is to revive plans for a high-speed line linking the Mediterranean coast with the country's far south, according to transport minister Mr Ibrahim El-Demeiry, who has described the project as "a top priority" for the interim government. El-Demeiry says bids will be invited soon for the construction of the line, which would run for 1200km from Alexandria via Giza, Asyut and Luxor to Aswan when all phases are completed.
The project had been shelved since the Egyptian government commissioned a technical study in 2009 from Italferr, the international engineering consultancy arm of Italian State Railways (FS). The government says the first 200km phase from Alexandria to Giza could be completed in three years. The second and third stages, from Giza to Asyut and Luxor, are around 400km each. The main aims of the proposed network, which would have a commercial speed of up to 350 km/h, are to attract investment and boost tourism. Russian, Italian, Spanish offers to invest in Global Logistics Project. Logistic centres to be set up for agricultural crops in governorates: Supply minister. The Egyptian Sugar and Integrated Industries Company (ESIIC) bought a ton of sugar cane from farmers at EGP 400. Suez Canal hits record revenue of $5.3B. Suez Canal revenues grow 6.7% in 2014. Suez Canal - YOUM7 (Archive) CAIRO: Suez Canal revenues recorded $5.456 billion in 2014, marking 6.75 percent growth compared to $5.111 billion a year earlier, Egypt’s State-owned news agency MENA reported.
Transportation ministry to build 4 new ports for major projects: Ministerial advisor. The new ports will serve national projects and logistics areas for grain trade in both Damietta and the canal area. (AFP Photo) Linking Egypt’s urban centres. Italy, Egypt cooperate in global logistics project. Egyptian government to subsidize charter flights from next month - ch-aviation.com. Cairo Aviation (OE, Cairo Int'l) and other charter carriers that serve Egypt will be able to access government subsidies with effect from November. The funding is aimed at stimulating greater travel to the troubled North African whose tourism industry has suffered significantly as a result of the country's turbulent last three years. Egypt begins transformation into global logistics centre for grain handling: Prime minister. The government has begun taking steps to convert Egypt into a global logistics centre for the handling and storage of grain and food commodities(AFP File Photo) The government has begun taking steps to convert Egypt into a global logistics centre for the handling and storage of grain and food commodities according to Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb.
As Fuel Prices Rise, Egyptians Turn To Alternative Transport. Egypt's logistics hub for grain trade and storage to cost LE13.1 bln. Egypt's logistics hub for grain trade and storage to cost LE13.1 bln Egypt is seeking investment in a plan to built storage silos, cargo platforms and manufacturing spaces for grain and seed products Waad Ahmed, Friday 17 Oct 2014 A cargo ship docked at Damietta marine port, courtesy to Damietta Port Authority. 3 logistical centres to be constructed for EGP 13bn. Egypt to restart Duba-Suez ferry service. Suez Canal development plan to be presented in January 2015: SCA official. Transportation ministry announces 28 new investment opportunities.
Tourism ministry plans programme for discounted summer flights for Egyptians. Investment projects in transportation sector total $3.5bn: Transport minister. Egypt Inks $800 million MoU with China for Railway Project. شرح توضيحي للمشروع القومي لتنمية محور قناة السويس و العائدات المتوقعه Port Said East Port master plan, Egypt. عودة مشروع شرق التفريعة الاقتصادي إلى الواجهة المصرية Cairo Metro project (Mohamed Mahrous) Cairo government launches bid to ease road traffic via water transport. Egypt Sudan Port. As Suez tolls rise, shippers mull alternatives. The-suez-canal-without-it-northern-europe-would-wilt.jpg (GIF Image, 900 × 675 pixels) - Scaled (97%)