Local Fianna Fáil TD and Chair of the Ireland, Egypt Friendship Group, Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the formal ratification of Irelands Air Service Agreement with Egypt.
The agreement which was signed at draft stage in 2014 was yesterday formally ratified in Dáil Éireann.
O’Brien commented, “By ratifying this agreement, direct flights between Ireland and Egypt can begin operating but in particular Egypt Air will now be in the position to consider using Dublin Airport as an international hub for their airline.
“During my visit to Egypt’s capital, Cairo last year I met with the Aviation Minister to discuss the potential this formal agreement had for opening up job opportunities in Fingal.
“The ratification of this contract is a significant step forward to securing more routes and subsequently more jobs through Dublin Airport.
“I wish to acknowledge the work of both our Ceann Comhaire and the Egyptian Ambassador in moving this forward. I very much look forward to welcoming Egypt Air to the airport and engaging with them on what Fingal has to offer,” he concluded.