Manchester Airport has revealed this week that EGYPTAIR will be returning with flights to Cairo for the first time since 2015.
Services will operate on a five times per-week basis, being on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The equipment of choice from the carrier for these services will be the Boeing 737-800NG aircraft that seats 154 passengers, meaning the capacity on offer will be 3,080 passengers per month.
Services will commence on 15th July.
A Welcome Back for EGYPTAIR With the Manchester-Cairo Service…
Commenting on the route restart between Manchester and Cairo was the airport’s managing director Chris Woodroofe, who said the following:
“Having a direct route to Cairo is fantastic news for travelers in our region, giving them a straightforward means of visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
“This link also offers businesses in our region access to a fast-growing market and adds another in-demand route to our growing network, cementing our place as the UK’s global gateway in the North.
“I am sure this service will be really popular with passengers, and we look forward to working with EGYPTAIR to deliver a high-quality service.”
Adding to this was Mohamed Moussa, the Chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR:
“Manchester is one of the largest airports in the UK and is increasingly one of the most in-demand destinations for our customers.
“In the domestic market, EGYPTAIR delivers its customers seamless connections to Egypt’s top leisure and touristic destinations, namely Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El-Sheikh, and Hurghada, with a number of daily frequencies to meet the needs of the leisure travelers.
“In addition, being a main hub to Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East, Cairo International Airport offers various connections to passengers from Manchester to explore the world, with EGYPTAIR serving more than 70 destinations worldwide.”
In the context of the Manchester transformation program, the airport is pushing well ahead with this on the front of the route development, with the return to Cairo very much welcomed.
Looking ahead, it’s going to be interesting to see who else is going to operate out of Manchester, especially as the Summer 2023 season continues to ramp up.
For now, all eyes are on Manchester Airport for this.