July 26, 2005

As a first in the Middle East, Qatar Airways is offering immigration services on board its flights to Cairo, to assist them with the speedy process f immigration formalities prior to arrival in the Egyptian capital.

All Qatar Airways flights operating from Doha to Cairo until August 15 2005 will have a high-ranking Egyptian immigration officer onboard to stamp passengers’ passports in flight.

The entry clearance procedures prior to arrival in Cairo have been introduced to cope with the summer rush. On arrival at the Cairo International Airport, passengers will not have to line up at immigration desks.

On the return sector from Cairo to Doha, Egyptian immigration officials will sit alongside Qatar Airways check-in staff and provide passport exit stamps to avoid passengers lining up at immigration counters when leaving the country.