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Irish and Egyptian travellers get to visit Cairo, Dublin

Conor Trindle
29 Jun 2022, 21:15 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - Year-round flights to and from Cairo and Dublin have commenced.

The flights operated by EGYPTAIR are the first Ireland-Egypt services. The flights are currently operating four days a week.

EGYPTAIR is Egypt's national carrier and is headquartered at Cairo International Airport. The airline flies to and from seventy-five destinations throughout the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

The airline is a member of Star Alliance.

"Dublin Airport welcomes the launch of a first-ever direct route between Dublin and Cairo. The expansion of EGYPTAIR's route offering out of Dublin Airport to Cairo is very exciting for both business and leisure passengers in Ireland and Egypt. Cairo is a beautiful city steeped in culture and with a rich history. We look forward to working with EGYPTAIR to promote this new service," Gary McClean, Deputy Managing Director of Dublin Airport said Tuesday.

"On behalf of EGYPTAIR, the national carrier of Egypt and Star Alliance member, I would like to express my pleasure and sincere appreciation to all of you who generously supported us to operate the non-stop service between Cairo and Dublin," Captain Amr Nabil, EGYPTAIR's CEO, said Tuesday.

This year, EGYPTAIR celebrates its 90th anniversary, as the first airline in the Middle East and Africa to join IATA. The 90 years, the airline says, have marked many successes and limitless ambition to connect people and cultures all around the world together.

With a metropolitan area population of 20 million, Cairo is the largest city in the Arab world. It is located on the banks of the Nile, and the famous Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx are less than 10 miles from the city centre.

The new Dublin-Cairo service will graduate with an Airbus A320NEO aircraft that is due to join the EGYPTAIR fleet in February. The 142-seat configuration will have sixteen seats in business and 126 in economy.

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