Egypt announces first direct flight from Cairo to Port Sudan

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Egyptian national carrier EgyptAir announced it will operate its first direct flight from Cairo to Port Sudan starting Sept. 1, the Egyptian civil aviation ministry said on Tuesday.

The decision comes after Sudanese authorities re-opened the airspace in the eastern sector of the country, after closing the entire airspace since April 15 after war broke out.

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Since then, humanitarian and evacuation flights have operated out of Port Sudan airport on the Red Sea coast.

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