EGYPTAIR, an Egyptian national airline that is a member of the Star Alliance network, has announced new direct flights for 2023, including Cairo to Manchester in July, which would run five times weekly on a B737-800NG aircraft and provide a business class offering.

EGYPTAIR also opened operations between Cairo and Delhi in August, with four flights each week using A320 aircraft.

The route extension is part of the airline’s ambitious strategy to connect Egypt with numerous nations across the world, which includes expanding connections from its primary hub in Africa to Europe and Asia. Aside from the new routes mentioned above, EGYPTAIR has recently added a Delhi route in India, Dhaka in Bangladesh, New Jersey in North America, and Narita in Japan to its network.

“At EgyptAir, we have announced the ambitious plans of the national carrier to enhance its network in Asia,” says Engineer Yehia Zakaria, Chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR Holding Company. In the near future, the airline plans to launch two more routes in Cairo/Jakarta, Indonesia, and Cairo/Shanghai, China. EGYPTAIR is devoted to a long-term strategy aimed at increasing its global client base. This approach intends to give travelers with a varied choice of travel alternatives via the airline’s large network of destinations as well as the global Star Alliance network.”

Egypt’s tourism industry has recovered in 2023, with EGYPTAIR aiming for 18 million visitors in 2024 and 20 million in 2025. To reach this amount of tourists, new aircraft routes are required, and EGYPTAIR has already announced eight new flights this year, with one more scheduled to launch in November for Shanghai.

When compared to 2019, the airline is exceeding passenger capacity this year. For the months of July and September 2022/2023, the airline’s network load factor increased by 77% as compared to 2019. The airline made a net profit of $41,972,942 in fiscal year 2022/2023.

The airline, which was founded in 1932, is one of the world’s pioneering airlines and the world’s seventh carrier, with a fleet of 43 Airbus and 46 Boeing aircraft. It presently serves over 72 locations internationally including the global Star Alliance network, in addition to 8 local cities.

EGYPTAIR, Egypt’s national carrier and a Star Alliance member, is the world’s seventh oldest carrier, having been founded in 1932. The Egyptian airline presently serves to more than 72 locations globally in addition to the global Star Alliance network, as well as eight domestic destinations within Egypt, with a fleet of 43 Airbus and 46 Boeing aircraft.

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