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EgyptAir Expands UAE Service, Announces Return to Fujairah International Airport

The airline is adding routes to the United Arab Emirates.

An EgyptAir A321 aircraft (Photo: Shutterstock)

EgyptAir, the national carrier of Egypt, is expanding its flight services to include Fujairah International Airport. Starting from July 11, 2024, travelers can access nonstop flights between Fujairah City—an emirate in the UAE—and Cairo.

These flights will operate twice a week, specifically on Sundays and Thursdays. The announcement was made via an EgyptAir social media post on April 30, 2024.

This initiative is a collaboration between the Fujairah Airport administration and EgyptAir, the state-owned flag carrier of Egypt. Captain Ismail Al Balushi, Director General of Fujairah International Airport, affirmed that this step enhances travel options to and from Fujairah and meets the growing demand for travel locally and regionally.

Al Balushi added, “We are working to provide a comfortable travel experience according to quick clearance procedures that ensure enhancing the travel experience to and from the emirate.”

According to AeroRoutes, the airline will resume the Cairo – Fujairah route, offering two weekly flights starting from July 11, 2024. Flight MS903 departs from Cairo at 19:30 local time and arrives in Fujairah at 00:05 (+1 day) local time operating on Thursday and Saturday.

The return flight, MS904, departs from Fujairah at 01:05 local time and arrives back in Cairo at 04:00 local time operating on Monday and Friday. Both flights will be operated using Airbus A321 aircraft. This marks EgyptAir’s return to Fujairah after a hiatus of two decades, having last served Fujairah until September 2003.

Notably, this addition marks EgyptAir’s fourth destination within the UAE. Currently, the Star Alliance carrier connects Cairo to Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi within the United Arab Emirates.

In other developments, EgyptAir is set to resume its Cairo-Zurich route on July 8, 2024. This marks a return after last serving the route in April 2004. Per AeroRoutes, EgyptAir, will offer three weekly flights (on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays) between Egypt and Switzerland. The route will be operated using an Airbus A320neo, featuring 142 seats (16 in business class and 126 in economy).

Furthermore, EgyptAir also plans to launch flights to Mogadishu by the end of the year. In anticipation of this milestone, a delegation from the airline met with the Director General of the Somali Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), Ahmed Macallin Hassan, on March 18. During the meeting, the delegation visited the headquarters of the SCAA and conducted an inspection of Aden Adulle International Airport in Mogadishu.

Victor Shalton


  • Victor Shalton

    Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Victor’s love for aviation goes way back to when he was 11-years-old. Living close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, he developed a love for planes and he even recalls aspiring to be a future airline executive for Kenya Airways. He also has a passion in the arts and loves writing and had his own aviation blog prior to joining AirlineGeeks. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at DeKUT and aspiring to make a career in a more aviation-related course.

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