UAE's Etihad says to launch Dreamliner on Cairo route

Carrier will operate four daily services from October 28, the most frequent number of flights operated by any UAE airline to the Egyptian capital
By Sam Bridge
Mon 11 Jun 2018 02:29 PM

Etihad Airways will introduce a 299-seat next-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily mid-morning schedule from Abu Dhabi to Cairo.

The carrier said it will operate four daily services from October 28, the most frequent number of flights operated by any UAE airline to the Egyptian capital.

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways executive vice president commercial, said: “Etihad Airways has been serving Cairo since 2004 and today it is one of the largest point-to-point markets on our global network, bolstered by the hugely important historic, economic, and cultural ties existing between the UAE and Egypt, and by the large Egyptian community in the emirates, which numbers over 750,000."

He added that in 2017 Etihad carried almost half a million guests on our multiple daily flights to and from Cairo.

In April, Etihad Airways and EGYPTAIR expanded their codeshare partnership from Abu Dhabi and Cairo to include several African destinations served by the Egyptian flag-carrier from its Cairo hub, including Ndjamena in Chad, Khartoum in Sudan, Entebbe in Uganda, and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and subject to government approvals, Abuja and Kano in Nigeria, and Asmara in Eritrea.

EGYPTAIR places its MS code on Etihad Airways flights from Abu Dhabi to Seoul, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and subject to government approvals, on flights to China.

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Last Updated: Mon 11 Jun 2018 02:49 PM GST

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