EgyptAir to resume direct flights between Cairo, Bangkok in June, ending pandemic-induced hiatus

Ahram Online , Tuesday 22 Feb 2022

EgyptAir announced on Tuesday the resumption of direct flights between Cairo and Bangkok — Thailand’s capital — starting June after a hiatus brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

File Photo: EgyptAir s plane. Photo courtesy of EgyptAir website.

The decision comes within the framework of EgyptAir resuming air traffic to many destinations that had been halted due to the repercussions of the pandemic, the Egyptian flag carrier said in a statement.

The announcement to resume flights to Bangkok also comes in light of decisions made by a number of countries to resume air traffic and open their borders to international tourism, EgyptAir added.

EgyptAir will operate three weekly flights starting June to Bangkok - on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - using the Airbus A330-300 plane, which has a capacity of 301 passengers and is supplied with flatbed seats, the company said.

Clients willing to book direct flights between Cairo and Bangkok can visit EgyptAir’s website ( or EgyptAir’s call centre at 1717 or the company’s offices and ticketing agents worldwide.

Egypt has been a destination for Thai tourists over the past few years with 20,000 Thais visiting the country in 2019, according to Thailand’s Ambassador to Egypt  Puttaporn Ewtoksan.

Meanwhile, 20,000 Egyptian tourists visited Thailand in the same year, also according to Ewtoksan.

In February, Thailand resumed its quarantine-free travel programme ending a month-long suspension to curtail the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant.

As per the programme, Thailand allows vaccinated travellers to enter the country on the condition that they undergo COVID-19 tests on the first and fifth days of arrival and isolate in a hotel until the results are released.

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