Emirates Airline has announced plans to increase the number of flights between Dubai and Cairo by adding four flights per week to its current service of 3 flights per day starting from 28 October.
The new four flights will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, bringing the number of flights between Dubai and Cairo to 25 flights a week.
The new Boeing 777-300ER flights will be divided into three classes: 8 private suites in the first, 42 seats turning into a semi-standard business class bed and 304 seats in tourism.
The new flights will add 1416 seats per week in each direction. “Cairo is one of the most popular and attractive destinations for both business and leisure travelers,” said Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President, Emirates Commercial Operations, Africa Region.
The increase in flights will give Emirates customers more flexibility in choosing their flight schedules, The ease of traveling through Dubai to the various stations of the UAE’s vast international network, They have seen and are still a growing demand for the experience of Emirates, with the increase in seat solvency on this line to 90%, and will meet the new flights increase demand, and will also provide more Support clamping Tourism and trade in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
As of 28 October, Emirates Flight EK 921 will leave Dubai at 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and arrive in Cairo at 2:15 pm. The return flight “EK 922” leaves Cairo airport at 4:15 pm and arrives in Dubai at 9:35 pm.
The new flights provide convenient travel times to most cities in Asia, Australia and the Americas, including Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Sydney, Shanghai, New Delhi, Mumbai, New York and Washington, DC.
Emirates operated three flights a week to Cairo in April 1986. Emirates currently operates 21 weekly flights between Cairo and Dubai. More than 2,000 Egyptians work in various departments and divisions of the Emirates Group, including more than 1,000 aircraft crews.
The new four flights will provide an additional 160 tonnes per week in the two-way capacity of the Dubai-Cairo cargo, adding to the current capacity of more than 800 tonnes per week.
Emirates Air Cargo, the cargo arm of Emirates Airline, transported more than 35750 tonnes on the Dubai-Cairo route in 2018, of which 19750 tonnes were Egyptian exports and 16,000 tons were imported. Fresh fruits and vegetables account for 90% of shipments from Cairo.