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EgyptAir Launches New Dublin Cairo Service

18th January 2020 - 9:30am

Visit Giza, the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx on the new direct service

Visit Giza, the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx on the new direct service

EgyptAir is to launch a new year-round direct Dublin-Cairo service this summer. Starting 5th June, it will operate 4 times per week (Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun) and will be Ireland’s first scheduled air service to Egypt.

 

EgyptAir, part of the global STAR Alliance, carried 9m+ passengers in 2019 on a fleet of 68 aircraft. It operates 70+ routes including 18 to African destinations, 17 in the Middle East, 7 in Asia-Pacific and 3 in North America). The new Dublin-Cairo service will operate with an Airbus A320NEO aircraft. The 142-seat configuration will have 16 seats in business and 126 in economy.

 

“We’re very pleased to welcome EgyptAir to Ireland and to add Cairo to Dublin Airport’s extensive route network,” said Vincent Harrison (Dublin Airport MD). “Cairo is one of the world’s great cities and we will be working closely with EgyptAir to promote this new route, which will be welcomed by both business and leisure travellers”. Captain Ahmed Adel (EgyptAir Chairman & CEO) said he was “delighted that EgyptAir would have four weekly flights linking the capital cities of Egypt and Ireland from later this year”.

 

The market for air travel between Dublin and Cairo is increasing, with c. 14,000 passengers travelling between the two cities last year. EgyptAir also has an extensive route network from its hub in Cairo to onward destinations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Cairo is the largest city in the Arab world with 20m people. Located on the banks of the Nile, the famous Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx are less than 10 miles from the city centre. Cairo is third on Lonely Planet’s Top 20 cities to visit in 2020.

 

His Excellency Khaled Sarwat, Egyptian Ambassador in Dublin, said the new route would strengthen bilateral relations between Egypt and Ireland and boost the mutual investment, trade and tourism between the two friendly nations.


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