We paid £900 for 4 people for 2 weeks on 23rd november with XL from Manchester but had to book 4 months in advance, as the weeks get closer the prices go up not down.
No, sorry Peter, that's a lot of beds not a lot of airline seats. Without a good marketing campaign and many other factors coming together (consumer confidence, area stability etc etc) it will remain a lot of beds and not a lot of airline seats.I understand from my contacts in Hurghada that there are already 175,000 units either in construction or planned for the Hurghada area, and thats without Gamsha. Thats a lot of airline seats!
No, I am afraid I am not involved in that industry Peter.You are absolutely right; but I am ever the optomist. Are you involved in the travel/airline industry Mark? We need an insite into what makes these guys recognise a huge potential market when they see one....
Hi PeterBMI started a daily service from Heathrow to Cairo in October; we are already using it. Flights cost at this time of the year around 400 GBP.
Oh right I under stand do BMI not run from manchester or is it only XL in winter, Thomsons, My Travel some say Monarch run from Manchester but I can never get flights through the internet from MonarchIt is certainly not cheap it is a daily scheduled service but we use BMI in conjunction with Egypt Air as we have to get clients out on Inspection flights for max 3 days. We can't use the charter operators like Excel, My Travel Lite or Thompson for that as they only go out and back for one week or more duration, leaving UK on a Friday....we subsidise the inspection flights, our clients pay 350 GBP including hotels and meals. If they buy through us they get it all back.
HiPossibly better news about Easy Jet Flights to Hurghada, I spotted a thread on a different forum discussing the same subject, the message read as follows:
I have just received an email from easyjet confirming that they will be continuing the gatwick/hurghada service and that they will advise me when they are taking direct booking.
Sounds more promising