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Calls to boycott EgyptAir after price hike

Image of EgyptAir plane [Alf van Beem/Wikipedia]
EgyptAir plane [Alf van Beem/Wikipedia]

The former head of the Religious Tourism Committee in Egypt, Basel Al-Sisi, has objected to the country's national carrier EgyptAir's recent decision to increase prices for Umrah flights.

Al-Sisi, who is also a member of the Umrah Crisis Management Committee told Masr Al-Arabia news channel that the new prices could force pilgrims and tourism companies to arrange for the trip via land or sea.

Meanwhile, member of the General Assembly of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Adel Shaaban, called for a boycott of EgyptAir until it reverses its decision which he described as "exploitation".

"EgyptAir monopolises the flights and, as a result, it robs travellers," he said.

EgyptAir had earlier announced that it will increase the price of tickets for Umrah travel this year. It cited an increase in cost of fuel and taxes as the reason behind the hike.

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