EgyptAir has signed an agreement with MasterFlights, Spain’s largest air consolidator, to operate charter flights between Egypt and Brazil, starting from September 4, 2023.
The agreement was signed in Cairo, and the flights will operate on a weekly frequency, every Monday, with departures at dawn, aboard EgyptAir’s Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner, with 300 seats, 279 of which are Economy and 21 Business Class. According to the company, the operation has already been approved by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). The flights are already on sale.
The operation will have domestic connections within Egypt and also to Tel Aviv, Amman, Dubai, and Istanbul. The flights will also be presented at WTM-LA, which takes place from April 3 to 5, in São Paulo. The announcement comes almost a year after Embratur started negotiating flights with the Egyptian airline.
If all goes well and the markets in Egypt and Brazil respond positively, with high occupancy rates, the second weekly flight will take place from May 2023, with the right to connect in Brazil and the final destination of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The third weekly flight would start in September 2024, with flights only to Guarulhos.
The agreement was signed in the presence of EgyptAir and MasterFlights leaders. “A project that has existed for many years. A dream come true,” said Alfonso Martinez, CEO of MasterFlights. Martinez said Brazilian consolidators, operators, and travel agencies would have the opportunity to learn about and be part of this project, which is much desired by EgyptAir, in partnership with MasterFlights.
EgyptAir currently operates 12 weekly flights from Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, among other Spanish cities, to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and other destinations. Furthermore, the domestic air network within Egypt will also benefit Brazilian tourists.
The first flight is expected to improve the mobility of tourists between the two cities and enhance economic and commercial relations between the countries. With the addition of the flights to Brazil, EgyptAir has taken another step towards expanding its operations and increasing its market share in South America.