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After 13 years, Prague gets direct connection to Cairo thanks to EgyptAir


Also, EgyptAir operates multiple daily flights to Egypt’s top leisure destinations connected to its international network with seamless connections to Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El- Sheikh, and Hurghada with a number of daily frequencies to meet the needs of leisure travelers.

From 9 July 2024, Václav Havel Airport Prague will, once again, handle direct flights to Cairo. The national carrier of Egypt, EgyptAir, will operate the connection to the Egyptian capital three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. The route will also offer interesting options for catching connecting flights to another 75 destinations within EgyptAir’s network, including cities in Egypt and the whole of Africa, China, and India. Direct regular flights to Cairo will land in Prague for the first time since 2011, when Czech Airlines ceased its operation of the route. To service the connection, the carrier will deploy Boeing 737-800 aircraft with capacity for 154 passengers divided into 16 Business Class seats and 138 Economy Class seats.

“I am pleased that we managed to resume the direct connection to Cairo. Passengers are now able to use not only routes to Egyptian holiday destinations, but also a direct connection between the two capitals. Last year, almost 700,000 passengers travelled between Prague and Egypt, and we believe that this new route will help facilitate further development in this area. The roots of cooperation with Egypt go back to the days of Czechoslovakia, so I believe that a direct service to Cairo will help promote further development of our countries’ relations and will also be a stimulus for cargo transportation,” said Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, said.

With a population of ten million, Cairo is the second most populous city in Africa after Lagos. The capital of Egypt is located on the right bank of the River Nile. Its dominant features are modern skyscrapers and luxury hotels, which are in a juxtaposition to the ancient pyramids located on the left bank in Giza. Cairo’s most visited sights include a number of important museums, the world-famous Khan al-Khalili market, and the 186-metre-high Burj al-Cairo tower, which in good weather offers wonderful views from the observation platform at a height of 140 meters.

The new operation to Prague is part of the expansion plan adopted by EgyptAir, Amr Adawy, VP commercial of EgyptAir said and added. The airline has recently added more destinations to its extensive network, serving more than 70 destinations worldwide, like Zurich and Manchester in Europe, Taif and Tabuk in the Middle East and Shanghai, Tokyo, Delhi and Jakarta in Asia offering various connections to passengers from Prague to explore the world with EgyptAir. Moreover, the airline reaches 67 destinations worldwide with its airline partners, thus offering a total of more than 130 destinations worldwide to its passengers.EgyptAir delivers its customers seamless connections to Egypt’s top leisure and touristic destinations; namely Luxor, Aswan, Sharm El- Sheikh and Hurghada with a number of daily frequencies to meet the needs to the leisure travellers.”

EgyptAir was established in 1932, the airline has taken the lead to be the first airline in the Middle East and Africa and the seventh in the world to join IATA. EgyptAir flies to more than 70 destinations worldwide in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Far East and North America and over 67 more destinations through codeshare agreements and more than 1200 destinations globally thanks to our membership in Star Alliance. EgyptAir is now reaching new destinations thanks to its expansion plan, making the travel experience for passengers traveling for leisure and business easier and seamless through Hub in Cairo International Airport.

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