Aiming to provide more travel opportunities for its customer base flying between Dubai and Cairo, Emirates have added four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service. Kicking off from 28 October 2019, the carrier will operate the four new flights on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Bringing the total number of weekly flights offered by Emirates from Dubai to Cairo to 25, the new flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a three-day class configuration. A total of 1,416 seats will be added to the route weekly as a result.
Orhan Abbas, Emirates' SVP of Commercial Operations Africa, said: “Cairo is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, and the additional flights will provide our customers with greater flexibility in their travel choices, and allow seamless connectivity to Emirates’ vast global network.
“There is a clear demand for our award-winning products and services. We’ve seen a consistent demand for the Emirates experience, with passenger occupancy on the route averaging 90 per cent. These additional flights will not only cater to the growing demand but also help support tourism and trade in Egypt.”
The additional Dubai – Cairo flight EK 921 will leave Dubai at 12:00hrs and will arrive in Cairo at 14:15hrs. The return flight, EK922, will depart Cairo at 16:15hrs and will arrive in Dubai at 21:35hrs.
Operating the route since April 1986, Emirates’ flights to Cairo also serves as a high-performing route in terms of air cargo. Over 2018, the airline reportedly transported over 35,750 tonnes of cargo including both exports of close to 19,750 tonnes and imports of 16,000 tonnes.