Egypt and Iran to resume direct flights

05 October 2010

Agreement allows for 28 flights between Cairo and Tehran

Egypt and Iran have signed a memorandum of understanding paving the way for direct flights to resume between the two countries, AFP has reported. The agreement provides for 28 flights between Cairo and Tehran per week, but does not specify when flights will resume. “This accord will replace the one signed between both countries in 1976 and is in line with the developments in air transport,” Sameh Hefni, head of Egypt’s civil aviation authority told reporters.

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