Egypt Reopens Alexandria Airport After Runway Protest

Monday, 01 Apr 2013 04:32 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

CAIRO — Alexandria's airport reopened late on Sunday afternoon, state media said, after Egyptian police officers ended their runway sit-in over higher pay which closed the country's second biggest airport for over six hours.

The officers, responsible for passport control and security at El-Borj airport on the Mediterranean coast, called off their protest after a meeting a senior aviation official to discuss some of their demands, state news agency MENA said.

"The civil aviation authority regrets this irresponsible behavior," MENA said.

The Alexandria police officers had demanded authorities give them a share of the airport fees imposed on passengers. MENA did not say whether their demands had been met.

Planes from Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabia's Nas Air and Sharjah-based Air Arabia were unable to take off during the sit-in. Incoming traffic was diverted to Cairo airport where officers had staged a similar protest on Thursday, which did not affect traffic, MENA said.

Egypt, which has endured more than two years of political instability since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, is struggling with a severe budget and currency crisis driving up inflation and causing fuel shortages.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Egypt Court Sentences 5 to Death on Terror Charges

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 13:51 PM

An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted and sentenced five people to death on charges of forming a terrorist group and a . . .

Iraqi Christians Fly to New Life in France After Escaping ISIS

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 07:29 AM

On a warm evening at Arbil International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan some 150 mostly Christian refugees anxiously waited  . . .

Rep. Royce: In ISIS Vote, a 'No Ground Troops' Message

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 11:39 AM

Congress approved President Obama's plan to train and equip the Free Syrian Army to fight against the Islamic State to s . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved