The Egyptian government has approved plans for a new airline low-cost Air Sphinx, to begin operations in the winter of 2022/23.
Air Sphinx, a subsidiary of state-owned EgyptAir, will operate both domestic and international flights in an effort to provide competitively priced tickets for more affordable travel, according to the Egyptian government. And yet the main goal of launching Air Sphinx is to increase the number of tourists arriving in Egypt from different countries.
According to plans, the low-cost airline will fly from Cairo, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Luxor and the new Sphinx airport in Giza.
The carrier will be based at Sphinx International Airport, located 45 km from the pyramids of Giza and designed to serve 1.2 million passengers a year. The Sphinx will receive both international and domestic flights. Including, these will be flights to the resorts of the Red Sea.
According to preliminary information, at the first stage, the fleet of the Egyptian low-cost airline will have two Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The carrier will start operations in the domestic market: Air Sphinx will operate up to 15 flights a week to Egyptian cities to deliver tourists from other regions of the country directly to the tourist sites of Giza.