KLM to suspend service to Cairo in Jan. ‘17

Citing economic reasons, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has decided to temporarily suspend flights to Cairo effective Jan. 8, 2017.

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“The devaluation of the Egyptian pound and the decision of the Central Bank of Egypt to impose restrictions on the transfer of foreign currency out of Egypt have a negative impact on results of KLM,” the airline said in a statement announcing the suspension of its flights.

The final flight to Cairo International Airport (CAI) will depart from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) on Jan. 6, 2017, with the final KLM flight returning to AMS the following day. After Jan. 7, Air France-KLM will maintain its presence in the Egyptian capital with Air France operating six weekly flights out of Paris.

Passengers with reservations to travel from Amsterdam to Cairo after Jan. 8 will be rebooked to the most suitable alternative, the carrier said.

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