Egypt Air has for now resumed flight operations from Cairo, including flights to the Eastern African destinations like Nairobi and Entebbe, after representatives of striking cabin crew and government reached a temporary understanding, however according to information received only holding until the weekend. If at that time the airline has not made an acceptable offer to the unions, strikes may well resume, once again halting operations, a scenario which could seriously affect the ongoing recovery of in particular the tourism industry in Egypt. While the airline had tried to operate some flights with subcontracted crews most of the departures last Friday were affected before government stepped in to prevent a longer dispute could deal a crippling blow to domestic travel and to international arrivals of tourists and business visitors. Watch this space and if booked with Egypt Air, stay in close contact with their local airline or airport offices.
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