easyJet operates Cairo flights for the first time

An easyJet flight takes off.
Photo Credit: Lewis Chesworth/AviationSource

easyJet has announced a brand-new route to the Egyptian capital, Cairo from London Luton which will take off for the first time this winter and operate all year round.

The new service will mark the first time that easyJet has operated into Cairo

London to Cairo

easyJet has unveiled its latest addition to its ever-expanding network – a new route connecting London Luton to the enchanting city of Cairo.

This exciting endeavor marks not only a new venture for the airline but also opens up a gateway for travelers to experience Egypt’s capital year-round.

Cairo, the sprawling metropolis steeped in history and culture, is set to become a prominent destination on easyJet’s extensive short-haul map.

Home to iconic landmarks such as the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, as well as the meandering Nile River, Cairo has an allure that’s hard to resist.

Its rich tapestry weaves together historic palaces, grand mosques, and captivating museums, creating an experience that resonates with both history enthusiasts and modern explorers.


Starting from the 31st of October, easyJet’s flights will take off three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

An Iconic Destination

With the addition of Cairo to its roster, easyJet continues to solidify its reputation as a leader in the travel industry.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, echoes this sentiment, stating, “The new route from London Luton to this iconic destination further expands the choice we are offering our customers, provides greater connectivity to the city to support inbound tourism and business travel alike.”

As Chief Commercial Officer Jonathan Rayner points out, Cairo’s selection as a new destination speaks volumes about the appeal of this ancient city.

The iconic landmarks and cultural treasures that Cairo boasts make it an attractive choice for travelers departing from London Luton Airport.

Some easyJet Facts

easyJet currently serves 21 UK airports, offering over 400 routes to 127 destinations from the UK to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

The carrier flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 69 million passengers in 2022 – with 9.5 million travelling for business.

The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £16m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

It joined the UN-backed Race to Zero in November 2021 and has published its roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

This has a focus on new technology and the ultimate ambition to achieve zero carbon emission flying across its entire fleet, which the airline is working on together with its partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions. 

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