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Asyut

(äsyo͞ot`), city (1986 pop. 272,986), E central Egypt, on the Nile. An industrial and trading center and also the seat of a university, it is famed for pottery, carved bone and wood, leatherwork, and silk shawls. Nearby is the Asyut Barrage, which helps regulate the Nile's flow and impounds water for irrigational use. Asyut was the ancient Greek city of Lycopolis and later a station of the caravan trade. The city has a large Coptic Christian population, although many have left.
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Sama is the only airline flying directly from Saudi Arabia to Asiut, our first route was from Jeddah, and now from Riyadh to serve all Egyptian society in Saudi Arabia and Egyptian citizens in Asiut and southern Egypt, who are working in Saudi Arabia and looking to visit their families and friends in Asiut, or who want to visit Saudi Arabia for work or Umrah.
Flights to Beirut depart from Dammam twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday, and flights to Asiut depart from Riyadh three times weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
However, Mamoun Fandy, "one of the first generation of peasant farmers' sons to benefit from Nasser's educational reforms" and an Asiut University classmate of many of the Gama'a's founders, argues that the Gama'a al-Islamiyya was marked from its inception by a distinctly Upper Egyptian fellah character which distinguished it from other militant Islamic groups.
While "ultra poverty" was particularly high in Asiut, rural Upper Egypt continued to be the country's poorest agricultural area.
Egyptair has secured flights to various key destinations in Egypt, namely Cairo, Alexandria, Sohaj, Luxor and Asiut, in addition to internal transit flights to the airports in Al-Ghardaqa and Sharm El-Sheikh.
Sama Airlines has allocated and trained its customer services agents to deal with them via Sama Call Centre 9200 05588Sama flies to 12 domestic destinations (Dammam, Riyadh, Jeddah, Abha, Jizan, Hail, Arar, Jouf, Tabouk, Rafha, and Bisha) and 10 international destinations across the Middle East (Abu-Dhabi, Sharjah, Amman, Damascus, Latakia, Aleppo, Beirut, Alexandira, Asiut and Sharm el Sheikh).
Summary: Sama Airlines, the newest low-fare carrier in Saudi Arabia, has commenced services to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, the tenth international destination for Sama and the third destination inside Egypt after Alexandria and Asiut.