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The number of charter flights to Egypt is increasing

Tour operators continue to increase the number of charter flights to Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh.
The number of charter flights to Egypt is increasing
Compared to last year, it increased by 16%, or from 124 to 144. Growth was only due to increased the number of flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, because the recent wave of optimizations mainly affected flights to Hurghada. Ukrainian Association of Travel Agents came to this conclusion, comparing the number of actually performed charter flights from Ukraine to Egypt for the period from December 11 to December 17, 2017 and from December 10 to December 16 2018.
The analysis of UATA also revealed a certain redistribution of forces among the main Egyptian players. Join UP ! has further strengthened its position, today the company controls 48% of charter transportation to Egypt. The flights of this tour operator are exclusively served by three airlines at once. The second strong player, Anex Tour, flies only on one carrier and, according to the research, lost 13% of the market. But still is on the second place. "Bronze" got TEZ TOUR Ukraine, which saved last year's number of flights. Also, in December, the volume of flights of Coral Travel and TUI Ukraine significantly increased, but their flying programs still look modest comparing to ranking leaders.
The aggregate increase of flights volume explains why there is such a dumping for Egyptian direction. By the middle of December, by the way, the situation has not changed much: in the systems of online booking of individual tour operators, offers can be found even cheaper than 12 000 UAH for two.