EgyptAir is to launch a brand new year-round direct Dublin-Cairo service from this summer. The new route, which commences on June 5th, will operate four times per week and will be Ireland’s first regular air service to Egypt.
A representative for DAA, which operates Dublin airport, said the market for air travel between Dublin and Cairo was increasing. With an estimated 14,000 passengers traveling between the 2 cities last year.
EgyptAir additionally has an extensive route network from its hub in Cairo to onward destinations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Egyptair New Direct Service
The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. With an Airbus A320NEO aircraft that’s due to be a part of the EgyptAir fleet in Feb. The 142-seat configuration will have 16 seats in business and 126 in the economy.
“We’re very pleased to welcome EgyptAir to Ireland and to add Cairo to Dublin Airport’s extensive route network,” said Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison.
“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 travelers.”
EgyptAir chairman and chief executive officer Ahmed Adel said he was “delighted that EgyptAir would have four weekly flights linking the capital cities of Egypt and Ireland”.
The Egyptian ambassador in Ireland, Khaled Sarwat, said the new route would “further enhance and deepen the bilateral relations between Egypt and Ireland. And boost mutual investment, trade, and tourism between our 2 friendly nations”.
With a metropolitan area population of twenty million, Cairo is the largest city in the Arab world. It’s located on the banks of the Nile, and the Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx are less than ten miles from the city center. Cairo is third on Lonely Planet’s top twenty cities to visit in 2020.
EgyptAir, which is part of the global STAR Alliance, carried more than 9 million passengers in 2019 on a fleet of 68 craft.
It operates over seventy routes, as well as services to eighteen African destinations, seventeen in the Middle East, seven in Asia-Pacific and three in North America.
Dublin Airport has flights to more than 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by 50 airlines.