Egypt launches first-ever low-cost airline | The Planner

A new low-cost airline is set to begin operation in Egypt following an announcement by the North African country’s cabinet.

A new low-cost airline is preparing for take-off in Egypt. It was announced during this past week that Air Sphinx will begin its flight schedule during the 2022/23 Egyptian winter.

“The Cabinet was briefed by the start of procedures in preparation for launching a low-cost activity ‘Air Sphinx’, which is scheduled to start from the winter schedule for 2022/2023 from the Egyptian airports in Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh, Luxor, Sphinx, and Cairo, in order to activate the movement of tourism arriving to Egypt from different countries, it was announced in a press release on 08 July 2022.

Air Sphinx is a subsidiary of EgyptAir, the country’s official carrier. The newly launched airline will fly domestic and international routes and aims to provide competitive pricing within Egypt’s travel market.

EgyptAir is one of the world’s oldest airlines and was established in 1932 as Africa and the Middle East region’s first-ever carrier. Like many airlines, Covid-19 resulted in EgyptAir suffering significant financial losses to the tune of US$3 billion. A number of marketing campaigns have been launched to stimulate the country’s tourism sector and revive the sector so it can recoup some the losses incurred during the pandemic.