Egyptair is launching year-round flights to Dublin (DUB) this summer, marking the first time in more than six years that the two countries have flown nonstop.
The four-times-per-week service from Cairo (CAI) will begin on June 2. Airbus A320neo aircraft will be used. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays will be the days for flights.
Egyptair chairman and CEO Captain Amr Nabil anticipate the connection to bring in leisure and business travelers, as well as serve the Arab populations in Ireland.
He went on to say that the route would allow Irish travelers on Egyptair’s network to travel to new destinations in Africa and the Middle East beyond Cairo.
Thomson Airways’ year-round Dublin-Sharm El-Sheikh (SSH) service was the final nonstop service between Ireland and Egypt, which stopped in January 2016.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Egyptair to Ireland and to add Cairo to Dublin Airport’s extensive route network,” Dublin Airport MD Vincent Harrison said. “Cairo is one of the world’s great cities and we will be working closely with Egyptair to promote this new route, which will be welcomed by both business and leisure travelers.”
According to Sabre Market Intelligence statistics, O&D travel between Ireland and Egypt totaled 16,200 two-way passengers in 2019, with the Dublin-Cairo market accounting for almost 73 percent of passengers.
Istanbul (IST) was the most popular one-stop connecting point due to the lack of continuous flights, followed by Frankfurt (FRA) and London Heathrow (LHR).