Plane with US citizens from Egypt due in Cyprus

January 31, 2011 11:09

The US embassy in Cyprus say a chartered flight evacuating US citizens out of Egypt is expected to arrive soon on the island.

Embassy spokesman Kyriakos Jacovides says the first chartered aircraft ferrying Americans from Cairo is expected to arrive at Larnaca airport on Monday at around 9:00 a.m.

No immediate details were available on the number of passengers, and how many flights would be landing in Cyprus Monday.

US Assistant Secretary of State Janice Jacobs told reporters Sunday she expects it will take several flights over the coming days to fly out thousands of Americans who want to leave Egypt, through Europe.

She said the US may also send charter planes to other cities in Egypt, such as Luxor, if there are Americans stranded there.

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