Foreign office on hand to aid stranded Swedes
TT/The Local/pvs · 1 Feb 2011, 11:38
Published: 01 Feb 2011 11:38 GMT+01:00
The situation at Cairo airport has been chaotic the past few days. Food and drink supplies have been running low and a slew of flights have been canceled. The foreign ministry is now on site to aid Swedes seeking assistance.
"We will try to assist the Swedes who want to go home by, for example, assessing which planes are flying and how we can get the Swedes on the plane," said Tobias Olsson at the foreign ministry's press service.
The foreign ministry has now opened up an information desk at the airport with staff on hand to assist travellers. The desk can be found in the departure hall of terminal three.
Thousands of Swedes travel to Egypt every week during the winter tourist season and travel companies are working furiously to help those looking to change their holiday destinations.
Travel firm Ving is among those exploring other routes and has, for example, expanding its capacity to several destinations such as Fuerteventura, Madeira and Agadir in Morocco.
Fritidsresor has meanwhile announced that it plans to lay on more flights to Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife.