Egyptians, celebrities say they’ll keep flying EgyptAir in solidarity

‘I love you Egypt no matter what happened,’ one Twitter user wrote, using an Arabic hashtag which translates to ‘I will travel with EgyptAir’

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Egyptians - including well-known celebrities – used social media this week to express their love for Egypt and its flagship airline days after one of its jets mysteriously crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 people on board.

“I love you Egypt no matter what happened,” one Twitter user wrote, using an Arabic hashtag which translates to “I will travel with EgyptAir.”

Another said “I support EgyptAir” and another said: “The best airline I have taken on my way to Egypt… Their food is awesome :).”

Sherine Abdel-Wahab, an Egyptian singer famous across the Arab world, also put on Facebook a picture of her relaxing during an EgyptAir flight.

“Together to support our country’s airlines,” wrote the singer, who is also known for her appearances as a judge on TV talent contest Arab Idol.

Abdel-Wahab’s post was shared over 1,100 times.

Other Arab stars joined in too.

Renowned Syrian singer Assala and the Lebanese veteran star Walid Toufi also posted pictures and messages of their support online.

Recalling fond memories on frequent EgyptAir flights, Assala wrote: “I am writing this message today exactly while I am sitting on an EgyptAir seat, heading to Dubai.”

So far, Egypt has found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean about 290 km north of Alexandria, but is still searching for the plane’s two black box recorders that could provide valuable evidence on the cause of the crash.

Egypt’s President Abdelfattah al-Sisi said on Sunday that “until now all scenarios are possible. So please, it is very important that we do not talk and say there is a specific scenario.

“This could take a long time but no one can hide these things. As soon as the results are out people will be informed.”

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