The forecast period is expected to see strong increases in inbound arrivals to Egypt as the government’s national travel and tourism industry expansion strategy is slated to facilitate robust growth in the country’s capacity to cater to the needs of foreign visitors. With this in mind, EgyptAir is set to live up to its status as Egypt’s national flag carrier by upgrading its capacity via a substantial expansion of its aircraft fleet and a doubling of its weekly flights on trunk routes over the course of the forecast period.
The long-touted Sphinx International Airport is nearing completion and the forecast period is expected to see this new airport significantly improve access to the Greater Cairo area, 6 October City and Sheikh Zayed City, as well as the governorates of Fayoum and Beni Suef and the Pyramids of Giza. In addition to substantially expanding capacity in Egypt’s travel and tourism industry, the new airport is set to alleviate pressure on Cairo International Airport, which is expected to return to operating a full capacity in the near future.
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Airlines covers sales made to country residents (outbound and domestic tourists) and excludes sales to incoming tourists. Please note that airlines sales made to country residents when they are travelling abroad or through foreign websites or apps are also included and will be considered under the country of residence. The total amount paid for a flight after taxes and other charges is included. The return flight leg is included as well as the total amount paid for a flight ticket. Value sales exclude all forms of transit. Euromonitor International considers airline capacity and passengers carried in terms of enplanement based on scheduled flights. A passenger whose flight stops mid-route to pick up more passengers but continues with the same aircraft/flight number would be counted as one enplanement. A passenger who switches flights to another airline or aircraft with a new flight number mid-journey would be considered as two enplanements. Enplanements are not the same as number of seats sold or seat bookings, as the latter both include all bookings and do not exclude no-shows and cancellations. Direct transit passengers are excluded, eg those who continue on the same flight. Other transit passengers are included where passengers change plane with a new flight number. Air passengers carried relate directly to air value sales, where domestic and outbound travellers are only included. As such value and volume data in both sizes and shares is aligned and exclude the inbound component.See All of Our Definitions
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