“Aswan International Airport” received on Friday morning the first direct charter flight coming from Spain to the city of Aswan after 9 year absence.
Iman Ishaq, owner of a tourism company, said that the Spanish tourist delegation is the first one to arrive in Aswan after 9 year absence.
She explained that the tourist delegation is scheduled to reach Aswan International Airport on Friday morning from the Spanish capital Madrid and includes about 120 Spanish tourists.
She added that the delegation is scheduled to make an inspection tour of a number of archaeological and tourist sites in Aswan.
On the other hand; Ukrainian tourist agencies have noticed a high demand for tourist bookings to Egypt.
According to Ukrainian websites, Oleg Kulik, the director of a Ukrainian tourist agency, said that bookings for trips to Egypt have risen since the beginning of July by 25% comparing to the same period last year.
He added that the increase in the demand for tourist trips to Egypt led to increasing the scheduled and non-scheduled flights to the Egyptian coastal resorts, from the Ukrainian airports of Kiev, Lviv and Odessa.
And Ukrainian tourist investors said the increase in demand for trips to Egypt was offset by a drop in the demand for flights to Turkey, due to the decrease in the cost of tourist trips in Egypt compared to those in Turkey by 30-40%.