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Direct flights between China and Egypt to open

Egyptair will make its first direct flight from Beijing to Cairo on…

Egyptair will make its first direct flight from Beijing to Cairo on January 28, the airline said on Monday.

The new route will be operated twice weekly by an Airbus A-340.The plane will take off from Cairo at 3:30 am local time, and arrive in Beijing at 7 pm local time, departing from Beijing at 9 pm and landing in Cairo at 2:30 am the following morning.

Direct flights have become more urgent since Egypt gained Authorized Destination Status for Chinese tourists, said Fathy M. Attia, district manager of Egypt Air in China.

Direct flights are expected to promote cultural and trade exchanges between two countries and boost mutual understanding between the two peoples, according to experts.

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