Egypt’s Marsa Alam Berenice Airport to open this summer
Opening expected to bring ‘great economic returns’ for villages, tourist hotels, says red Sea governor
According to the Egypt Independent news outlet, the Red Sea Governorate has said that Marsa Alam’s new Berenice International Airport is set to open this summer.
Reportedly the Red Sea Governor Ahmed Abdallah has stated that some websites specialized in tourism promotion having already started advertising for the airport.
The outlet added that the governor also said that the new airport will bring in great economic returns as villages and tourist hotels in the south of the governorate suffer from the lack of nearby airports which affects the numbers of tourists, many of whom would be interested to go to south Marsa Alam.
He also added that the new airport is in line with international standards of having airports close to the resorts, and that the inauguration of Berenice International Airport would increase investment opportunities, as several tourism projects that have been cancelled because there are no airports in the area.
The governor reportedly explained that the project provides a strategic national dimension for the development of southern Marsa Alam, pointing out that a committee of the Civil Aviation Ministry is following the work being carried out in preparation for the airport’s opening.