ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – After 7 years, Egypt Air is flying again on the Cairo-Jakarta-Cairo route, with a frequency of once a week.
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno welcomed this. He hopes that Egyptair’s direct flights from Cairo to Jakarta will be able to strengthen the performance of the tourism sector and creative economy in Indonesia.
“This flight has a full capacity of 270 passengers. We hope that Egypt Air can fly daily. We hope that this will be able to improve the quality of facilities and services in the tourism and creative economy sectors. Not only foreign tourist visits but also product exports. The creative economy sector such as spices “condiments or spices and coffee are export commodities to Egypt,” said Sandiaga Uno, Tuesday (31/10/2023).
According to Sandiaga Uno, based on data before the pandemic, Egypt was the second largest contributor of foreign tourists to Indonesia among African countries, after South Africa and the third largest among Middle Eastern countries after Saudi Arabia and Oman.
“The number of tourist visits from Egypt in 2019 reached 21,354 tourists,” he said.
He further explained that in 2022, the number of visitors from Egypt will reach 6,857 tourists, growing by 1.023 percent compared to the previous year in 2021.
“Indonesia has also added Egypt to the list of countries entitled to obtain a Visa on Arrival in 2022,” he said. (AT Network)
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