The ambassador of Egypt to Brasília, Wael Ahmed Kamal Aboulmagd has alleged that the talks involving Brazilian and Egyptian aviation authorities for an airline route connecting São Paulo and Cairo are on the verge of completion.
The ambassador said: “We know what this will mean in terms of tourism and business. We are in the final stage of talks for a nonstop Brazil-Egypt flight. It would not be an overstatement to say that it will be a matter of weeks before the first flight takes off. We are working out the final details of negotiations, and an announcement should be made very soon. It will be a significant change on multiple levels. This is a priority for both governments, and Brazil is truly cooperating with us.”
A nonstop flight or a dedicated shipping lane would help enhance Brazil-Egypt trade flows. The ambassador said that partnerships and cooperation are vital to driving up bilateral trade, and that Egypt can act as a gateway for Brazilian goods to reach the entire African continent.
EgyptAir had said last July that its pre-pandemic expansion plans, which included nonstop flights to Brazil, had to be put on hold due to Covid-19.