5 a.m. MONDAY UPDATE: Final Group of Students Await Departure from Cairo International Airport

Early this morning, Augustana officials confirmed that student members of the Augustana Band and other members of the group’s Egyptian Tour, known as the “Cleopatra” group are at Cairo International Airport, awaiting takeoff on Delta’s KLM Flight No. 554, which was scheduled to depart at 12:30 p.m. today (4:30 a.m. CST).

This group will fly to Amsterdam, where they will stay overnight, and are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis on Delta Flight No. 259 at 12:15 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Feb. 1. From Minneapolis, they will fly to Sioux Falls on Delta Flight No. 9857, scheduled to arrive at 4:25 p.m.

Students and tour travelers in the “King Tut” and “Sphinx” groups arrived in Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon and spent the night at two hotels near the airport. These groups are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis today at 12:15 p.m. CST (Delta Flight No. 259) and 4:40 p.m. CST (Delta Flight No. 265), respectively. The group will then fly to Sioux Falls on Delta Flight No. 9857, which is scheduled to arrive in Sioux Falls at 8:41 p.m. A bus will transport the group from Sioux Falls Regional Airport back to campus.

Parents or family members who have questions may contact Augustana Campus Safety at 605.274.4014.

Updates will continue to be provided at www.augie.edu.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations