CAIRO — Cairo airport officials on Saturday said several Arab nations
have organized additional flights to take their nationals and families
of diplomats out of Egypt because of the violence and unrest roiling the
The officials said Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Jordan are the countries that have arranged flights out.
also said as many as 3,000 people have been stranded at the airport
Saturday, at least half of whom were travelers whose flights arrived
after the government imposed curfew.
The other half included
Egyptians and foreigners who had been scrambling to flee the country
only to find that several airlines had either canceled, delayed or
suspended their flights.