Cairo-based airline EgyptAir has announced its plans to introduce new flight routes connecting Cairo International Airport (CAI) to Manchester Airport (MAN) in the United Kingdom and Delhi-Indira Gandhi Airport (DEL) in India. These new routes mark significant expansions in EgyptAir’s global network, offering enhanced connectivity for travelers.
Starting July 15, EgyptAir will operate a 5X-weekly service between Cairo International Airport (CAI) and Manchester Airport (MAN) using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a capacity of 154 passengers. This direct route between Cairo and Manchester marks a significant milestone as it is the first air connection between the two cities since 2015 and will be the only connection between Cairo and a UK city outside of London. Passengers traveling from Manchester will now have convenient access to Egypt’s renowned tourist attractions. Moreover, this new link opens up opportunities for businesses in the region, providing access to a rapidly expanding market.
Mohamed Moussa, CEO of EgyptAir, highlights the increasing demand for Manchester as a destination among their customers and acknowledges the airport’s significance as one of the largest and most sought-after airports in the UK. In addition to serving Manchester, EgyptAir’s extensive network, now comprising over 70 destinations worldwide, offers passengers originating from Manchester the ability to connect to various African, Middle Eastern, and Asian destinations through Cairo.
In a further expansion move, EgyptAir will commence nonstop flights between Cairo and Delhi, India. From
August 3, 2023, the Egyptian national company will offer four flights per week between its base in Cairo and Delhi-Indira Gandhi airport, operated by Airbus A320neo that can accommodate 16 passengers in Business class and 126 in Economy. Departures are scheduled Thursday and Saturday at 11:50 p.m. (arrival the next day at 8:55 a.m.) and Friday and Sunday at 11:40 a.m. (arrival at 8:45 p.m.); return flights will depart India Monday and Saturday at 1:50 a.m. (arrive at 6:50 a.m.) and Friday and Sunday at 5:40 p.m. (arrive at 9:55 p.m.).
With no direct competition on this route, EgyptAir aims to capitalize on the growing demand for travel between Cairo and Delhi, offering a flight time of approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes. The airline’s codeshare partnership with Air India, another Star Alliance member, will further enhance connectivity and provide passengers with a wider range of travel options.
Additionally, the Cairo-Delhi service presents an excellent opportunity for travelers to access various destinations worldwide through Cairo’s well-connected hub. Passengers can conveniently connect to popular cities such as Dubai, Riyadh, London, Paris, New York, and many others, facilitating seamless travel across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America.