Egyptair commences services from Manchester Airport

1st June 2013

EgyptAir has expanded its network between the UK and Egypt with the start of the five times per week service between Manchester and the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

The Egyptian flag carrier airline commenced its first non-stop flight between UK’s northern gateway, Manchester Airport, and EgyptAir’s main hub at Cairo International Airport, earlier this month, Making Manchester their 81st destination.

Capt. Roshdy Zakaria, EgyptAir’s Chairman and CEO, said: “The UK is one of the most important markets in our network and the addition of this new service establishes EgyptAir as the only carrier to operate direct between Manchester and Cairo. It offers our valued customers the advantage of being able to fly direct between Cairo and two important UK hubs, London and Manchester, with a competitive product and convenient flight timings.

“Cairo is the northern gateway to Africa and our customers in the UK and beyond have convenient access to more than 18 African destinations, in addition to code-share flights to six further destinations, such as Lusaka, Mauritius, Cape Town and Kigali. EgyptAir also operates daily connections to the main business and leisure destinations across the Middle East.”

Cairo is the largest city in the Africa and Middle East region, with a population of around seven million. Dating back to Ancient Egypt, the city served as a trading centre for the three adjoining continents – it is now a major global business city and one of the leading economies in the region. It is also a popular visitor destination with the world famous Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza located nearby.

Ken O’Toole, Chief Commercial Officer for MAG, owner of Manchester Airport, MAG said: “Cairo is a welcome addition to our global flight network as it further eliminates the need for people in the North to have to fly from London instead of closer to home, from Manchester, the North’s major long-haul airport. EgyptAir’s new service will provide direct access to this major business and visitor city, as well providing key connections across Africa and the Middle East.”

Operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the service will run Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday every week.

The five outbound flights depart Manchester (MAN) at 14:30 arriving in Cairo (CAI) at 20:45. The five return flights depart Cairo (CAI) at 08:45 arriving in Manchester (MAN) at 13:30.

Manchester Airport is the global gateway for the North of the UK and the largest airport outside London with over 200 destinations served by 65 airlines. For more information about flights visit: www.manchesterairport.co.uk

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For more information, contact the Manchester Airport press office on 0161 489 2700 or press.office@manairport.co.uk

Published on: 01/06/2013 13:41:13