The CEO of Egypt’s national air carrier, Egypt Air, died while he was being interviewed on TV, local media reported yesterday. Abu Taleb Tawfik, died “while recording an interview with him in his office, adding that his death was a result of a sudden cardiac arrest.
TV presenter at local ExtraNews, Aya Abdel Rahman, pointed out that the deceased had asked her to interview his workers at Cairo airport, adding that he unexpectedly had fallen on the ground as we walked towards the workers.
The funeral was said to have taken place in the Giza governorate’s southern village of Al-Marazeeq. Tawfik, 55, was reported to have been appointed to carry out the duties of the chairman of the Board of Directors of EgyptAir one day earlier.
EgyptAir is the national airline of Egypt. From its hub in Cairo, EgyptAir serves destinations in dozens of countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
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EgyptAir, founded in 1932, is the flagship carrier of Egypt. Its logo is Horus, the ancient Egyptian sky deity. EgyptAir offers international flights to destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia.
The airline is the recipient of a number of World Travel Awards, including Africa’s Leading Airline Business Class 2011, and North Africa’s Leading Airline 2004 and 2005. Currently, EgyptAir has a fleet of 80 aircraft.
The airline provides direct flights between London Heathrow Airport in the UK and its hub in Cairo. The airline also provides domestic flights, including between Cairo and Sharm el-Sheikh.
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point Aviation News 2021.