EVERETT, Wash. (Reuters) – An govt of state-owned EgyptAir mentioned on Tuesday that British Airways’ resolution to droop flights to Cairo, the Egyptian capital, for a number of days was “and not using a logical purpose.”
The vice chairman of EgyptAir Holding Co, Sherif Ezzat Badrous, informed reporters at a ceremony marking the supply of the provider’s latest Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner that Cairo airport is secure and EgyptAir [EGY.UL] continues to function in a “very secure atmosphere.”
British Airways, a part of Worldwide Airways Group, suspended flights to Cairo on Saturday for seven days “as a safety precaution” because it opinions safety on the Cairo airport.
Afterward Saturday, Germany’s Lufthansa mentioned it had canceled companies from Munich and Frankfurt to Cairo, nevertheless it resumed flights on Sunday.
“What occurred three days in the past was surprising utterly, and and not using a logical purpose,” Sherif Ezzat Badrous mentioned. “Till now, at this second, we don’t have any logical purpose” for the actions taken by British Airways.
“You may ask them concerning the true causes,” he added.
On Sunday, Egypt’s aviation minister, Younis Al-Masry, “expressed his displeasure at British Airways’ taking a choice unilaterally in regards to the safety of Egyptian airports with out referring to the competent Egyptian authorities,” the Aviation Ministry mentioned in an announcement.
Different airways have been persevering with to function flights to Cairo.
Air France had determined to keep up its service to Cairo after liasing with French and Egyptian authorities, an airline spokesman mentioned in an announcement despatched to Reuters. Emirates flights have been working to schedule, a spokeswoman mentioned.
The web site for Abu Dhabi’s Etihad confirmed its companies have been additionally working, and a spokesman mentioned the airline was monitoring the safety scenario in Cairo.
Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Everett, Washington; Enhancing by Leslie Adler