EgyptAir to open Cairo
Adel added that the carrier aims to open new markets in one of the most important international cities, noting that the Far East market is a promising one for aviation industry.
EgyptAir also offers discount of up to 25 percent to its customers on the first flight to Hong Kong on all classes, he said, noting that tickets are currently available till the first day of the flight.
He also said EgyptAir will fly its Airbus A3500-500 aircraft on the route with two classes.
According to Egyptian statistics, China has become the fourth largest source country of tourists to Egypt since the beginning of 2017.
Egypt is a favorable attraction to hundreds of thousands of Chinese tourists each year for its historical sites and sunny sandy beaches.
The new route between Cairo and Hong Kong will be launched on Monday and Friday weekly with a stopover in Bangkok, Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company Ahmed Adel was quoted as saying by official MENA news agency.
CAIRO, July 16 (Xinhua) -- EgyptAir, the flag carrier of Egypt, announced Monday that it will start flights to the Chinese city of Hong Kong on Sept. 17.