EgyptAir’s new low-cost carrier Air Sphinx is preparing for launch, according to Egypt’s ministry of tourism.
According to AviationSource, civil aviation minister, Captain Muhammad Manar said the airline will operate domestic and international flights from its base at the renovated Sphinx Airport in Giza including Cairo International Airport, Hurghada International Airport, Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport and Luxor International Airport.
“First flights of Air Sphinx are scheduled to be launched this winter, we are in the process of leasing several planes, by October we will have nine planes, and the number will be doubled by the first quarter of next year,” said Manar.
“The service on the plane will be per demand, you can get what you want but after paying the costs; tickets can be with bags or without bags; planes will fly from tourist destinations to other countries and will work in domestic flights at reduced prices; for example, a Cairo-Hurghada ticket on a regular flight costs 2400 EGP but on a low-cost flights, it will not exceed 1500-1600 EGP,” he said.
Air Sphinx originally planned to launch low-cost operations in April 2022.