Emirates increases flights between Dubai and Cairo

posted on 20th March 2019 by Justin Burns
Emirates increases flights between Dubai and Cairo

Emirates has increased the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo – adding four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service – starting 28 October, 2019 to meet strong demand.

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

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.

Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations Africa, Orhan Abbas said: “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, and allow seamless connectivity to Emirates’ vast global network.

“There is a clear demand for our award-winning products and services. We’ve seen a consistent demand for the Emirates experience, with passenger occupancy on the route averaging 90 per cent. These additional flights will not only cater to the growing demand, but also help support tourism and trade in Egypt.”

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 customer demand.