flydubai launches daily service to Cairo

Flydubai Boeing 737 MAX 8 photographed in flight.
Photo Credit: flydubai

On October 28, 2023, Dubai-based carrier flydubai will commence daily flights to Cairo Sphinx International Airport (SPX), strengthening the bridge between these two vibrant cities.

With the launch of daily flights to Cairo, flydubai will be serving the Egyptian market with a total of 17 weekly flights.

This includes their daily operations to Alexandria Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE). This expansion signifies flydubai’s commitment to enhancing connectivity in the region and responding to the growing demand for travel between Cairo and Dubai.

Cairo Flight Details


Starting from October 28, 2023, these daily flights will operate from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) to Sphinx International Airport (SPX).

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Trade and tourism growth


flydubai’s network in Africa is continuously growing, with the recent addition of Cairo. This expansion aligns with the airline’s mission to create free flows of trade and tourism between countries, making travel more convenient and accessible to a broader audience.

Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, emphasized the importance of nurturing both trade and tourism when he spoke on the launch of flights to Cairo:

“We are pleased to announce the start of operations to Cairo from October. flydubai is committed to creating free flows of trade and tourism between countries and enabling more people to travel conveniently and more often,” he stated.

“ I would like to thank the authorities for their support in launching operations to Cairo’s Sphinx International Airport, and we look forward to growing the traffic on this new entry point to the city over the years.”

Gateway to History and Culture


Sphinx International Airport is strategically located on the road between Cairo and Alexandria, just forty-five kilometers from the iconic pyramids of Giza. This new airport serves not only the residents of Greater Cairo but also the governorates of Fayoum and Beni Suif.

What’s more, Sphinx International Airport is a short drive from Egypt’s main historical and archaeological sites, facilitating seamless connections with the Red Sea resorts, including Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada.

A Perspective from Senior Vice President


Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, emphasized the significance of the Egyptian market, saying, “Egypt is a very important market for flydubai.”

“The new daily service will provide our passengers from the UAE, GCC, and CIS regions with more options for travel to Cairo through Dubai’s aviation hub.”

Photo Credits: flydubai

“The flights to Cairo will complement our daily services to Alexandria and provide passengers with a greater choice whether they are traveling in Business or Economy.”

“Passengers will get to experience the added comfort and enhanced travel experience offered on our Boeing 737 MAX, which will be scheduled to operate on this route for the first time.”

“We are confident this will be a popular destination and we look forward to growing our operations to meet the increasing demand.”

flydubai Network


flydubai has established an extensive network, connecting travelers to more than 115 destinations across 53 countries. Their fleet of 79 Boeing 737 aircraft offers passengers a convenient and enjoyable travel experience, with a particular focus on comfort and quality service.

In Business Class, passengers can expect more space, internationally-inspired menus, and hours of immersive inflight entertainment.

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