Egyptian authorities rejects Qatari request to increase flights

Citing negative impacts on Egyptian airline companies, Egypt refused to increase flights to Qatar, a supportor of the ousted Morsi regime.

Egyptian authorities rejects Qatari request to increase flights
World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian aviation authorities have rejected a Qatari request to increase the number of flights between Egypt and Qatar.

“Qatari authorities asked to hold a meeting 10 days ago to amend an aviation agreement between the two countries and increase the number of flights to Cairo, but the request was rejected,” Egypt's Aviation Minister Abdel-Aziz Fadil said on Thursday.

The minister went on to say that increasing the number of flights will “have a negative impact on national carrier EgyptAir and private companies in Egypt”.

Qatar flies 28 flights to Egypt per week.

Qatar had been one of the major supporters of the Morsi regime, offering Egypt $4 billion in aid during Morsi's one year in office.

Egypt's interim administration, meanwhile, accuses the Qatari-owned Al Jazeera news channel of siding with Morsi and pro-democracy demonstrators in its Egypt coverage, an accusation the channel denies.

Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2013, 10:29
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