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Emirates says to add more flights to Cairo amid rising demand

Emirates will four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service from October 28

Emirates says to add more flights to Cairo amid rising demand
The new flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration, adding 1,416 seats each way per week on the route.

Emirates has announced it will increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo, adding four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service.

The four new flights operating on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, which start on October 28, will take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Cairo to 25.

“Cairo is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, and the additional flights will provide our customers with greater flexibility in their travel choices... We’ve seen a consistent demand for the Emirates experience, with passenger occupancy on the route averaging 90 per cent,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates' senior vice president, Commercial Operations Africa.

Similar to the current service, the new flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration, adding 1,416 seats each way per week on the route.

In 2018, Emirates SkyCargo transported over 35,750 tonnes of cargo including both exports of close to 19,750 tonnes and imports of 16,000 tonnes on the route. Close to 90 percent of the commodities exported from Cairo are fruits and vegetables.

The flight increase will bring about an additional 160 tonnes of cargo capacity per week to and from Cairo on top of the more than 800 tonnes of cargo capacity already provided on Emirates’ flights.

Emirates started operations to Cairo in April 1986 with three flights a week. Emirates operates 21 weekly flights between Cairo and Dubai.

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