EgyptAir’s new international route between Cairo and São Paulo, which commenced on September 4, has been temporarily suspended. The airline initially launched this route with the assistance of Brazilian travel agencies, marking an important milestone in its expansion efforts into South America.
However, after just two fortnightly flights, the service has been suspended, and it is not expected to resume until at least November 27. The decision to suspend the route was attributed to delays in the signing process of the bilateral agreement between Brazil and Egypt, as reported by AEROIN.
The suspension of this route has implications for passengers who had already purchased tickets for direct flights. EgyptAir has announced that it will work closely with travel agencies to reassign these passengers to other airlines offering connecting flights.
It’s worth noting that the Cairo–São Paulo route did not perform as anticipated in terms of passenger occupancy. In an effort to boost occupancy, EgyptAir had initially sold tickets directly to consumers. However, due to the delay in finalizing the bilateral agreement between the two countries, the airline found it necessary to suspend the route temporarily.