Egypt Denies Closing Airspace In Emergency Assuring Regular Operations

Manar Eissa

Egypt has refuted claims of closing its airspace in an emergency, emphasizing the continued regularity of air traffic within its borders. The Cabinet Media Center addressed the issue on Sunday, countering reports circulating on various websites and social media platforms.

In a statement released today, the Media Center clarified that certain sources had spread news suggesting the issuance of a decision to shut down Egyptian airspace abruptly. However, following consultations with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, these claims were strongly denied. The Ministry affirmed that there is no factual basis to the alleged emergency closure of Egyptian airspace.

The Cabinet Media Center stated that some websites and social media pages circulated news about the issuance of a decision to close Egyptian airspace in an emergency manner. In communication with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, it denied this news, stressing that there is no truth to the closure of Egyptian airspace in an emergency manner.

The center said that the only exception was for some flights heading to certain countries as a result of their airspace being closed to air traffic, namely Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan. However, flights are expected to proceed according to the normal schedule.

While Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan confirmed, today Sunday, the reopening of airspace and the resumption of flights after their suspension on Saturday evening due to the unprecedented Iranian attack on Israel.

The clarification issued by the Egyptian authorities aims to address any misinformation circulating among the public and international communities. By asserting the continued normalcy of air travel operations, Egypt seeks to reassure both domestic and international travelers of the stability and reliability of its aviation infrastructure.



See more

More like this