January 15, 2020
EgyptAir plans to launch direct Dublin – Cairo service from June 5. The new route will operate four times per week and will be Ireland’s first scheduled air service to Egypt.
“Cairo is one of the world’s great cities and we will be working closely with EgyptAir to promote this new route, which will be welcomed by both business and leisure travellers.” said Dublin Airport MD Vincent Harrison.
With a metropolitan area population of 20 million, Cairo is the largest city in the Arab world. The market for air travel between Dublin and Cairo is increasing, with an estimated 14,000 passengers travelling between the two cities last year. EgyptAir also has an extensive route network from its hub in Cairo to onward destinations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
EgyptAir carried more than nine million passengers in 2019 on a fleet of 68 aircraft. It operates more than 70 routes, including services to 18 African destinations, 17 in the Middle East, 7 in Asia-Pacific and 3 in North America.
Dublin Airport has flights to more than 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by 50 airlines.