Cairo has not welcomed many visitors since political unrest hit Egypt in January (Image: Wikimedia)
Travel demand in Egypt hit a wall following weeks of political unrest


Egyptian travel demand has been so low since political unrest first hit the country in late January that Continental Airlines has announced an indefinite suspension of service to Cairo.


The carrier had previously planned to resume flights from its hub in Newark, New Jersey on May 18 following the surrender of power by former president Hosni Mubarak.


Although the leaders of Egypt’s new government insist the country is safe for international travelers, the Associated Press estimates February tourism losses at $825 million.


Continental said it is now working with other carriers to re-book flights for those already scheduled to travel to Cairo. 


Source: USA Today

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