30 June 2020
The President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated two more airports on Monday that is near Cairo to give a move of the tourism industry in Egypt. It is aimed to recover from the economic downturn caused by coronavirus pandemic.
Out of two, one airport lies in Egypt’s new administrative capital that is about 50 Km to the east and the next is called Sphinx Airport in Giza, south of the capital. Both will soon handle flights from abroad, in addition to Cairo international airport, after authorities announced the return of all commercial flights starting 1 July. President Sisi also unveiled the restored Baron Empain Palace in eastern Cairo which was built between 1907 and 1911.
Furthermore, the architectural masterpiece is constructed in a style reminiscent of the Cambodian Hindu temple. Egypt has recorded more than 65,000 COVID-19 cases including over 2,700 deaths.