EgyptAir is set to expand its global network with the introduction of new flights between Cairo and Tokyo Narita, beginning on September 12, 2023. The airline’s return to the Japanese market marks an exciting development as it aims to cater to the increasing demand for travel between Egypt and Japan.
The new route will be operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, renowned for their spacious and comfortable cabins. The aircraft will offer seating for 49 passengers in Business class and 297 in Economy class, providing travelers with a choice of travel experiences to suit their preferences and budgets.
The flight schedule, as provided by AeroRoutes, indicates that flights will operate twice a week, departing from Cairo’s main hub at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The flight is expected to arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport at 6:30 p.m. the following day. The return leg will take off from Tokyo Narita at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Cairo at 4:30 a.m. the next day.
We are resuming our flights to Japan with 2 weekly flights to Narita starting on the 12th of September.
— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) July 17, 2023
One of the key advantages for the airline on this new service is that it will have no competition on the Cairo-Tokyo route, as no other airline is currently operating flights or having codeshare agreements on this specific path. This exclusivity positions EgyptAir as the primary choice for travelers seeking direct flights between the two dynamic cities.
With the launch of the Cairo-Tokyo service, EgyptAir aims to strengthen economic and cultural ties between Egypt and Japan. The new route is expected to facilitate increased trade, tourism, and business exchanges, catering to the needs of both leisure and business travelers.
In addition to the Tokyo service, EgyptAir is exploring opportunities in other international markets. The airline plans to initiate charter flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil. These four charter flights, scheduled for September 2, 16, and 30, will operate from Cairo to Sao Paulo-Guarulhos using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The charter flights will provide an opportunity for EgyptAir to assess the demand for future scheduled flights on this route.
The charter flights to Sao Paulo will not face any immediate competition, as there are currently no other airlines operating direct flights between the two cities. However, Sao Paulo is already connected to Africa by LATAM Brasil, TAAG Angola Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways from different African cities.
Initially, the charter flights were planned to be operated on behalf of MasterFlights, and there were discussions about possible connections beyond the two cities. However, further details about these potential connections have not been disclosed.