Growth At Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam Airport in Egypt has announced 16% year-on-year growth in total passenger numbers for July 2009.  Flight movements have grown by 17% year-on-year.
“The success of Port Ghalib, the Red Sea’s new luxury resort, is the main driver behind the growth in passenger numbers and in flight movements at the airport,” said General Manager Hussein Refky.  “We have seen increasing numbers of passengers coming from across Europe and the Middle East, a reversal of the trends of other Egyptian airports and resorts, and certainly against the trend in other European and Middle Eastern tourist destinations.  We have recently added flights from Kuwait and Jeddah, and expect to continue growing passenger numbers,” he added.