First cargo flights of Egypt’s National Carrier land at BIA

The very first flights of EgyptAir Cargo, the National Freighter of Egypt, have landed in Bandaranaike International Airport on 2 and 5 August consecutively.

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 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.

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