CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

China sends plane to bring back tourists from Egypt

01-31-2011 21:00 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

Two Chinese charter planes depart for Egypt to bring back tourists

The ongoing violence and unrest in Egypt, has prompted a growing number of countries to issue travel warnings, China among them. Two planes from Air China and Hainan Airlines, respectively have departed for Egypt, to bring home Chinese nationals.

The charter plane from Air China has room for more than 250 passengers, and is expected to arrive in Cairo on Monday evening, Beijing time. Both planes are expected to arrive back in China on Tuesday lunchtime.

Cairo's international airport has been inundated with foreign citizens trying to leave the country, with some airlines increasing flights out of Egypt.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program