Great news for people living in Ireland who would like to visit the treasures of Egypt. June 5th 2020 will see EgyptAir launch a brand new direct service from Dublin to Cairo, Ireland’s first scheduled flight direct to Egypt.
The new service will operate all year round and allow Irish access to largest city in the Arab world with a metropolitan area population of 20 million. It is located on the banks of the Nile, and the famous Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx are less than 10 miles from the city centre. Cairo is third on Lonely Planet’s Top 20 Cities to visit in 2020. This is in addition to opening up access to the other great sights of Egypt, including the Red Sea for scuba diving and kiting, Luxor for the outstanding Valley of the Kings and the remarkable Aswan Dam.
“We’re very pleased to welcome EgyptAir to Ireland and to add Cairo to Dublin Airport’s extensive route network,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. “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 travellers.”
EgyptAir, which is part of the global STAR Alliance, carried more than nine million passengers in 2019 on a fleet of 68 aircraft. It operates more than 70 routes, including services to 18 African destinations, 17 in the Middle East, seven in Asia-Pacific and three in North America.