An EgyptAir A320 aircraft; the A320neo variant will operate the new route. (Photo: Bulent KAVAKKORU from Istanbul, Turkey [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])

EgyptAir Set to Launch New Cairo to Dublin Flights

New flights between Airo and Dubin are set to launch after an announcement was made by Dublin Airport regarding the new service. This will mark the first scheduled flight between the North African city of Cairo and Dublin, Ireland operated four times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. This new route will add to the extensive route network of flights to Dublin Airport to over 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by over 50 airlines.

Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison was pleased to welcome EgyptAir to Ireland and was confident the new route will be welcomed by travelers flying between the two cities for leisure and business purposes. The air market between these two cities has been increasing with an estimate of 14,000 travelers flying between Cairo and Dublin in 2019.

Egyptian Ambassador to 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 the two friendly nations.”

EgyptAir is a Star Alliance member serving over 70 destinations including Africa, Asia-Pacific, North Americas and the Middle East operated with a fleet of 68 aircraft.

The airline placed an order of seven Airbus A321neos, eight Airbus A320neos and two additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner during the 2019 Dubai Air Show, a revision of the previous order in 2017 of 15 Airbus A320neos and 6 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Part of the airlines’ restructuring plan, EgyptAir Airlines recently merged with EgyptAir Express to form a mainline airline. The state-owned airline carried over nine million passengers in 2019 and also recorded a net profit of $60 million during the 2018/2019 financial year.

The airline whose main hub is Cairo International Airport is among the few airlines that do not offer alcoholic beverages on-board its flights.

Victor Shalton
Victor Shalton
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