Thomas Cook increases air travel to Egypt with new flight from Bristol to Hurghada
As booking for holidays to Egypt rise by almost 90 percent, Thomas Cook widens its already ample flight service to North African nation. The British travel company recently added a new trip Hurghada Airport. The first flight of the service departed from Bristol on 2nd May with over 200 passengers.
After first bringing his business to Egypt for the very first time in 1869, Thomas Cook had a long vision of how travel tourism could be a huge success. Almost fifty years later, the company that bears his name not only continues to offer services to this destination but has managed to drastically increase the number of flights to Egypt. Just at the beginning of the present month, Thomas Cook introduced yet another weekly flight to the African nation.
Departing from Bristol at 1:10 p.m. and landing in Hurghada Airport, the first flight of the service took place on 2nd May with over 200 passengers on board. According to a report by the British Embassy, this flight has now added to the total of 19 weekly flights to Egypt from the UK this summer.
Taking on the example and initiative of the pioneer who inspired the now global travel company, Thomas Cook Group was created with the aim of providing a wide network of travel and tourism opportunities for clients. The Thomas Cook Group was formed on 19th June 2007 by the merger of Thomas Cook AG, itself the successor to Thomas Cook & Son, and MyTravel Group plc. It now owns a number of tour operators, the booking website Hotels4u, as well as airlines based in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Scandinavia.
When commenting on the recently launched flight, British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson said:
"It's great to welcome this new flight from Bristol Airport to meet the British tourist demand - now reaching the same levels as 2015. With over 40 UK flights a week, Egypt is once again a dream destination for hundreds of thousands of British tourists.
"That's good news for Egypt's economy - with British tourist' nights up 90% last year and spending double. And it's good for the Bristol's holidaymakers who this morning left behind cold and rainy skies and a sea temperature of 11 degrees in Bristol, to find sunny skies and 26 degree water in Hurghada."
Adding to the positive feedback, Christoph Debus, Chief Airlines Officer at Thomas Cook Group, stated:
"We're very pleased to expand our Bristol programme so that more customers can enjoy some summer sun in our most popular short and mid-haul holiday destinations.
"We are delighted to introduce flights to Hurghada - we have increased the number of seats on sale to Egypt by 14 per cent across the UK this year, flying to both Hurghada and Marsa Alam."
The launching of yet another weekly service to Egypt comes after the Thomas Cook released its annual holiday report last week. The numbers reflected that bookings for holidays to Egypt this summer are up 89% in comparison to the previous year, with visitor numbers now close to where they were for Thomas Cook in 2015.
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