Dublin is getting another link to the east, as Egyptair have decided to open services from Cairo. This is the first time the Star Alliance carrier has served the Irish market.
It’s another feather in the cap of Dublin Airport, which now boasts over 190 routes to 42 countries served by 50 airlines. Once the second runway opens next year, this is sure to increase.
The Egyptian airline will fly four times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft will operate the services, with 16 seats in business class and 126 in economy.
Everything kicks off on 5 June 2020 and it will be interesting to see what kind of fares are on offer. One thing to note is that Egyptair is a dry airline, so no alcoholic drinks are served on board. It should be a great way to start a holiday sober!
Egyptair has a decent network throughout Africa, the Middle East and even as far afield as Asia and the United States, so connections should be possible.
In fact, the airline serves 55 countries around the world and over 100 different cities, according to RoutesOnline. The opportunity to access far flung places through Cairo will be excellent.
It is always good to see another new route at your home airport. As someone who wants to visit the Pyramids, I think this is going to provide a perfect opportunity to do so.
According to the Dublin Airport press release, 14,000 people flew between Dublin and Cairo last year, so there is a market for travel between the two countries. Hopefully that will result in a sustainable service year round.
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