By Staff writer
Dubai airline to start three new weekly services to Egyptian capital from January 1, 2016
Emirates Airline on Tuesday announced three new weekly flights between Dubai and Cairo, starting on January 1, 2016.
The new service will supplement the current twice daily Boeing 777-300ER flights, taking the total number of flights serving Cairo to 17 each week, the airline said in a statement.
“We are delighted to be able to grow our business in Cairo, on the back of commercial demand and great customer support. In the past eight years, the route has carried over 2.7 million passengers and moved over 200,000 tons of cargo,” said Adil Al Ghaith, senior vice president Commercial Operations for Northern and Western Africa.
“Cairo is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, and is a gateway to many of the country’s major tourist attractions such as the Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the ancient temples of Luxor dating back thousands of years and many more. We anticipate that our additional capacity will stimulate further growth in both tourism and business traffic on the route,” he added.
Apart from the increased passenger capacity, the extra frequencies will allow Emirates SkyCargo to carry an additional 17 tons of cargo per trip including perishables, automotive spare parts, pharmaceutical products, and personal effects as well as electronics.
Emirates started operations to Cairo in April 1986 with three flights a week. Operations have steadily grown with increases in both frequency and capacity between Cairo and Dubai to match commercial demand.
Emirates will operate the new weekly flights with an Airbus A330-200, offering 12 seats in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 183 Economy Class seats.
The additional frequencies, EK925, will depart Dubai every Sunday, Monday and Friday.