Egypt opens two new airports to boost their economy
On Monday, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated two more airports near Cairo. This move is in a bid to lure tourists as Egypt, just as every other country needs to bounce back from the economic downturn caused by coronavirus.
One of the airports is situated in Egypt’s new administrative capital, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) to the east. The government hopes to turn it into a hub that reduces traffic in the sprawling 20-million strong megacity of Cairo.
The other airport known as Sphinx Airport is located in Giza, south of the capital.
It is reported that the two airports will soon begin to handle flights from abroad, in addition to Cairo international airport. We can recall that the airport authorities announced the return of all commercial flights starting from 1st July.