Egypt started operating four direct flights a week from Germany to the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh as of last Friday, the Egyptian tourism ministry announced on Thursday. According to the ministry, the move coincides with Egypt’s winter tourist season, which previously saw large numbers of visitors from Europe. The number of tourists visiting Egypt increased by 7 percent in October 2016 compared to September 2016, with some 506,200 tourists registered, according to the state’s official statistics body CAPMAS.
CAPMAS highlighted that Western Europe sent the highest number of visitors to Egypt in October at 36 percent. Germany contributed 38.8 percent of all Western European tourists to Egypt in that month.