Cairo – Mubasher: EgyptAir has operated the first chartered flight from Cairo to the Kuwait International Airport to bring Egyptian nationals back home on Wednesday, Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.
The move was confirmed on Monday when Egyptian authorities, including the foreign affairs and immigration ministries, requested more charter flights be allowed in coordination with Egypt Air and the Kuwaiti Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) starting from Wednesday until 30 March, an official in Egypt Air told MENA.
The flights will be operated through EgyptAir's Boeing 777 jets to transport as many passengers as possible.
The said jets will take off from the Cairo International Airport with no passengers on board, and return on the same day carrying the evacuees, the official explained, adding that quarantine authorities in the Cairo airport will undertake all the precautionary measures on the returning citizens against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
All arriving nationals will undergo a 14-day follow-up starting from the arrival date.
According to the source, all jets flying to and from Kuwait will be disinfected in collaboration with EgyptAir’s preventive medicine teams in an attempt to curb the widespread of the pandemic.
Translated by: Amal A. Wahaab