Stranded travellers turn to private jets in Egyptian travel chaos

Guest Writer

Online private jet platform PrivateFly.com has reported a surge in enquiries as protests in Egypt have continued to cause major disruption to travel networks. With travel networks in chaos, due to ongoing political demonstrations, airline flights in and out of the country’s airports have been severely affected. “Enquiries are coming in for very short notice travel,” explained Adam Twidell, CEO and co-founder of PrivateFly.com. “Private jets are still subject to the same curfews as airlines, but are highly flexible and can change schedules and itineraries quickly and easily to fit passenger needs. Obviously it’s a worrying situation and the private aviation industry as a whole is working hard to help both stranded holidaymakers and business people. We have been able to operate a ‘shuttle’ service for some passengers to get them out of Cairo, Alexandria or Suez into nearby Cyprus and Beirut – from where they can transfer to an airline flight. Equally many international businesses and organisations are looking to get essential people into Egypt to deal with the crisis.”

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