CAIRO – 12 February 2024: EgyptAir denied in a statement what was circulated on social media regarding issuing airline tickets inside Egypt in foreign currency instead of the Egyptian pound.
It said in the statement published on it’s sociomedical account that: “EGYPTAIR would like to confirm its keenness to adhere to the laws and instructions of the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority, which states the following: “Issuing airline tickets from inside Egypt, which start from Egypt to foreign destinations, in the local currency (the Egyptian pound). And that the company is not issuing any tickets from inside Egypt for flights that start from outside the country.”
Last December, EgyptAir has posted an announcement stating that minors under the age of 18 will not be allowed to travel outside Egypt to any destination without their guardians.
EgyptAir further explained that in the case of a minor (under 18) traveling alone, they must obtain prior permission from the communication department, which falls under the Ministry of Interior’s Administration of Passports, Emigration and Nationality.
Meanwhile, sports teams that have received approval from the Ministry of Youth and Sports can travel without obtaining prior permission from the department. This does not include sports teams that only hold a letter from their sports federation.
Children traveling alone, without the supervision of a sibling aged 16 or older, a parent, or a legal guardian, are classified as unaccompanied minors, EgyptAir says. This includes children traveling in a different class or cabin from their siblings, parents, or guardians.
The flag carrier added that minors and adolescents who are not accompanied by an adult must carry an identification document verifying their age, and they must have a confirmed reservation in advance.