Published on January 13th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Egypt Air announce new service from Cairo to Dublin
Egypt Air have announced a new four times per week service from Cairo to Dublin starting on June 5 this year. The new service will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday all year round. The route is listed to be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, the airline currently operates three Airbus A320’s with eight Airbus A320NEO’s on order with the first of these expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020. The 142-seat configuration will have 16 seats in business and 126 in economy.
Speaking at the announcement of the new route, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said, “We’re very pleased to welcome EgyptAir to Ireland and to add Cairo to Dublin Airport’s extensive route network, 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.”
Also speaking when the route was announced, EgyptAir Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Captain Ahmed Adel said he was “delighted that EgyptAir would have four weekly flights linking the capital cities of Egypt and Ireland” from later this year. The Egyptian Ambassador in Dublin, His Excellency Khaled Sarwat said the new route would “further enhance and deepen the bilateral relations between Egypt and Ireland and boost the mutual investment, trade and tourism between our two friendly nations”.
Cairo is the largest city in the Arab world with a metropolitan area population of 20 million, . It is located on the banks of the Nile, and 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. The market for air travel between Dublin and Cairo is increasing, with an estimated 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. Egypt Air has been a member of the STAR Alliance since 2008 and has a fleet of 68 aircraft serving 18 African destinations, 17 in the Middle East, seven in Asia-Pacific and three in North America.