EGYPTAIR to commence direct flights to Cairo from Manchester this summer
- Egypt’s national flag carrier will launch flights from Manchester to Cairo on Saturday 15th July
- Service means Manchester will offer direct connection to Egypt’s capital for the first time since 2015
- Manchester will be the only UK city outside London with a direct link to Cairo
- Five-times-weekly flights will give travellers the chance to visit the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza
Travellers from Manchester looking for an adventurous getaway will soon have the chance to tick off a bucket list item, after EGYPTAIR announced it would offer a new direct service to Cairo from Saturday 15th July.
The news means world-famous sights like the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza will be within easy reach from our region.
The route makes Manchester the only city in the UK outside London to have a direct link to Egypt’s capital. It has not been served from Manchester since the summer of 2015.
Flights will be operated five times weekly, every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, departing at 14:30 from Manchester. EGYPTAIR will operate the service with its B737-800NG aircraft, which accommodates 154 passengers, including a business class product.
Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director of Manchester Airport, said: “Having a direct route to Cairo is fantastic news for travellers in our region, giving them a straightforward means of visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
“This link also offers businesses in our region access to a fast-growing market and adds another in-demand route to our growing network, cementing our place as the UK’s global gateway in the North.
“I am sure this service will be really popular with passengers and we look forward to working with EGYPTAIR to deliver a high-quality service.”
Mohamed Moussa, Chairman and C.E.O of EGYPTAIR, said: “Manchester is one of the largest airports in the UK and is increasingly one of the most in-demand destinations for our customers.
“In the domestic market, 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 of the leisure travellers.
“In addition, being a main hub to Africa, the Middle East and the Far East, Cairo International Airport offers various connections to passengers from Manchester to explore the world, with EGYPTAIR serving more than 70 destinations worldwide.”