KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: Discussions between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) authorities and their Egyptian counterparts regarding the resumption of flights from Kuwait to Cairo – only one destination – are still ongoing, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources said the aviation authorities in both countries are deliberating on the optimal mechanism for both parties, affirming the deep understanding of exceptional circumstances brought by the corona pandemic and the desire to resume flights in a normal manner while taking all the necessary precautionary measures and controls.
This will be done soon based on the confirmation of Egyptian civil aviation officials to the daily. Similar to what happened with the plan for the return of domestic workers, sources revealed that EgyptAir confirmed that the high operating costs may lead to losses in the event of launching flights from Kuwait to Egypt as the airplanes will be empty once they leave Cairo Airport and head to Kuwait in order to transport passengers from Kuwait to Cairo.
The airline pointed out this mechanism does not achieve the desired economic return and it will also cause a remarkable increase in ticket prices, given the limited number of travelers per day and the presence of a large Egyptian community in Kuwait that would like to return home for good or spend their vacation, sources added.