Africa’s Oldest Carrier, Egypt Air Launches Delhi – Cairo Route
Africa and Middle East’s oldest carrier, Egypt Air has launched its latest route, connecting capital Cairo with Delhi, the Indian capital. Egypt Air has been operating on Mumbai-Cairo route, however it is the first time that Delhi now features on Egypt Air’s route network. The new route will be served by four weekly flights onboard state-of-art A320neo – the airline’s newly acquired aircraft that offers two Cabin service with 16 seats in business class and 126 seats in economy class. The inaugural flight arrived from Cairo to Delhi on August 4.
MS973 will depart Cairo on Fridays and Sundays at 11:40 (Cairo Time) and arrive in Delhi at 20:45 (Delhi time); MS975 will depart from Cairo on Thursdays and Saturdays at two 23:50 (Cairo Time) and arrive in Delhi at 08:55 the next day (Delhi time).
“India indeed is an important nation and market for us. We are delighted to start flights from Cairo to Delhi – the second gateway apart from the existing operations to Mumbai. This will not only offer a new alternative for consumers for travel, but further strengthen relations between Egypt and India, and stimulate tourism, travel and business between the two countries,” says Capt. Mohamed Moussa, Chairman and CEO of EgyptAir.
The opening of new routes and expansion of EgyptAir’s network is in line with the directives of the Ministry of Civil Aviation to link the Arab Republic of Egypt with various countries of the world through hub Cairo. EgyptAir has recently added Dhaka in Bangladesh, New Jersey in North America, and Manchester in England to its network to serve new customers of the company around the world.
“I am fortunate that our management has entrusted me with the responsibility to start and make the Cairo-Delhi route successful. India is the world’s fastest-growing economy with enormous potential for travel and tourism. My endeavour will be to work along with travel trade partners in India and shift some share of the market on our airline to Cairo and beyond on our vast network,” said Amr Ali, Country Manager, North, and Eastern India, EgyptAir.
EgyptAir, based in Cairo, was established on 7th May 1932 as the first airline in the Middle East and Africa and is the seventh in the world to join IATA. EgyptAir network will help connect from its Cairo hub to more than 70 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America and meet the needs of its customers. EgyptAir joined the Star Alliance network in 2008, the largest airline alliance in the world, to offer its customers better flight connections and more comfortable travel.