First year-round direct Ireland to Egypt service launches this summer 1 week ago

First year-round direct Ireland to Egypt service launches this summer

The flights will operate four times per week.

We're in the depths of our winter doldrums, and chances are you're already looking forward to the summer. Maybe you're searching for some sunny holiday inspiration, in which case this announcement couldn't have at a better time.

EgyptAir are set to launch a new year-round direct service from Dublin to Cairo this summer, and the new route will operate four times per week.

It will be Ireland's first scheduled air service to Egypt once it sets off from Friday 5 June.

The new Dublin-Cairo service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with an Airbus A320NEO aircraft that is due to join the EgyptAir fleet in February. The 142-seat configuration will have 16 seats in business and 126 in economy.

The Egyptian Ambassador in Dublin, Khaled Sarwat said the new route would "further enhance and deepen the bilateral relations between Egypt and Ireland and boost the mutual investment, trade and tourism between our two friendly nations".

There was an estimated 14,000 passengers travelling between Dublin and Cairo in 2019, as the market for air travel between the two cities grows year on year.

Travel experts Lonely Planet place Cairo at No.3 in their Top 10 places to visit in 2020 (Galway ranked No.4, by the way!), describing the city as follows:

"Egypt waved Tutankhamun’s treasures off on a globetrotting tour in 2018, declaring it the last time the pharaoh’s burial-booty would leave its shores. Want to gawk at ancient Egypt’s wealth in the future? You’ll need to visit Cairo’s Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM).

"The year 2020 is set to be the date – inshallah (God willing) – this state-of-the-art museum in Giza throws open its doors. Head here to marvel at a mind-boggling collection in what will be the world’s largest museum entirely committed to one civilisation. For Red Sea and Luxor holidaymakers, a Pyramids and GEM add-on will also become a doddle with Giza’s newly inaugurated Sphinx Airport set to operate domestic flights."

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