'El Al attempting to take Israeli tourists out of Egypt'

Cairo airport official says El Al trying to arrange special flight to evacuate roughly 200; chaos as foreigners scramble to find flights.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS, JPOST.COM STAFF
January 29, 2011 14:08
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El AL Plane (Illustratory)

EL AL Plane 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

An official at Cairo International Airport said Saturday that El Al was trying to arrange a special flight Saturday to take roughly 200 Israeli tourists out of Egypt.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with the media.

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Foreign tourists and Egyptians began flocking to Cairo's main airport, scrambling to find flights out of the country as days of often violent protests that forced the resignation of the government show few signs of abating.

The Israeli embassy in Egypt declined to comment on the official's claim.

Between 1,500 and 2,000 travelers were at the two main departure terminals, most without reservations, trying to find flights out of the country.

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