Egypt’s National Carrier touches Sri Lanka for the first time
The very first flights of EgyptAir Cargo, the national freighter of Egypt, have landed in Bandaranaike International Airport on 2nd and 5th August 2020 consecutively, the Egyptian embassy in Colombo has announced in a statement.
The freighters departed BIA with a total of 188 tons of Sri Lankan products to export destinations worldwide, benefiting from the broad global network of EgyptAir.
Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Colombo Hussein El Saharty has announced that this long-awaited event is considered an inaugural step towards establishing a regular air transport route between Egypt and Sri Lanka, which will broaden the horizons for bilateral trade between the two friendly countries, and through them to the markets beyond.
Photo Credit- Nishantha Kothalawala