China has sent four planes to Egypt to evacuate Chinese travelers stranded in the Cairo airport. There were 480 citizens waiting at the airport to be picked up, and the first plane departed from Cairo this morning (an Air China flight) with 265 passengers on board. Over 2000 Chinese citizens are currently traveling in Egypt, and China has announced plans to send at least four more planes. One will be specifically destined for Luxor, where 200 Hong Kong tourists are waiting to be picked up. The Chinese government has said they are trying to bring as many nationals home as possible in time for Chinese New Year.