Egyptian national airline, EgyptAir, part of the Star Alliance network, announced new direct routes for the carrier in 2023 including Cairo to Manchester in July, which operates five times weekly on a B737-800NG aircraft and offers a business class product.
EgyptAir also launched routes between Cairo and Delhi which started in August, operating four-times-per-week on A320 aircraft.
The route expansion comes as the airline aims to expand connections from its main hub in Africa to Europe and Asia as part of an ambitious plan to connect Egypt with many countries around the world. In addition to the above new routes, EgyptAir has also recently added a Delhi route in India and Dhaka in Bangladesh and New Jersey in North America and Narita in Japan to its network.
Engineer Yehia Zakaria, Chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company, says: “At EgyptAir we have announced the ambitious plans of the national carrier to enhance its network in Asia. The company aims to introduce two new routes in Cairo/Jakarta, Indonesia, Cairo/Shanghai and China, in the near future. EGYPTAIR is committed to a long-term strategy focused on attracting a larger customer base worldwide. This strategy aims to provide travelers with a diverse range of travel options, both through the airline’s extensive network of destinations and the global Star Alliance network.”
Tourism in Egypt has bounced back in 2023 and EgyptAir will be targeting 18 million tourists for 2024 and 20 million in 2025. To reach this number of tourists, there is a need of new airline routes to help this growth and this year, EGYPTAIR has already introduced eight new routes, with one more to come in November for Shanghai.
This year, the airline is exceeding passenger capacity when compared to 2019. The airline’s network load factor for 2022/2023 was up 77 percent when compared to 2019, for months of July and September. For the fiscal year of 2022/2023 the airline had a net profit of $41,972,942.
The airline, which originally formed in 1932, is one of the world’s pioneering airlines, and seventh carrier in the world, which consists of a fleet of 43 Airbus and 46 Boeing aircrafts. It currently operates to more than 72 destinations worldwide and the global Star Alliance network, in addition to 8 cities domestically.
EgyptAir, the national carrier of Egypt and Star Alliance member, is the seventh oldest carrier in the world, whose foundation dates back to 1932. The Egyptian airline has a fleet of 43 Airbus and 46 Boeing aircraft, and currently operates to more than 72 destinations worldwide in addition to the global Star Alliance network, along with eight domestic destinations across Egypt.