Air Cairo launches weekly flights between Sharm El-Sheikh, Saudi Arabia and UAE

Ahram Online , Tuesday 25 Apr 2023

Air Cairo, a subsidiary of Egypt's flag carrier EgyptAir, announced on Tuesday that it has launched new flights between Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh and Sharm El-Sheikh.

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File Photo: File Photo: A view of An Air Cairo plane. Photo courtesy of Air Cairo Twitter account.


According to a statement from Air Cairo, the commercial airline began operating biweekly flights between the cities on 20 April.

This is in line with the efforts of the Ministry of Civil Aviation to promote tourism to Egypt, especially from Arab Gulf countries, the statement added.

The first flights on these new routes operated at a capacity above 95 percent, thanks in part to the easing of entry visa restrictions on foreigners arriving to Sharm El-Sheikh.

Hussein Sharif, chairman of Air Cairo's board of directors, said the aircraft flying these routes are the company’s latest E190 aircraft.

The new flights were arranged in coordination with several hotels in Sharm El-Sheikh to support air and tourist movement and attract Arab tourists to Egyptian destinations, he said.

He added that the company aims to increase its air fleet and network, schedule additional flights and increase seating capacity for trips to many Egyptian tourist spots.

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