Cairo airport calls on military police after fight on Sunday

Cairo International Airport authorities on Monday requested that military police provide additional security at its Terminal 1 departure and arrival halls. 

State-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported on its website that the request was made after fights broke out between passengers and Saudi Airlines officials.

Egyptian Umra pilgrims protested at Cairo international Airport on Sunday over their mistreatment by Saudi Airlines staff at Jeddah International Airport.

The protesters, who also complained about chaotic flights, smashed the glass window of the airline's office at the airport.

Sources at Cairo International Airport said they have received dozens of complaints from Egyptian returnees who used Saudi Arabian Airlines. Returnees said they were beaten and humiliated by staff at Jeddah International Airport, flights were delayed for more than 24 hours, and luggage was mishandled. The passengers said they have filed reports over the mistreatment.

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