Flydubai launches new direct route to Cairo, Egypt

Dubai-based budget carrier flydubai has announced the launch of direct flights to Egypt’s capital Cairo to meet the rising demand for travel between the two cities.

The new daily flights to Cairo’s Sphinx International Airport, which are scheduled to start on Oct. 28, will bring the carrier’s total number of weekly flights to Egypt to 17 and expand its operations in Africa to 12 destinations, according to the United Arab Emirates’ official news agency WAM.

Situated on the road between Cairo and the coastal province of Alexandria, the location of Sphinx International Airport makes it an ideal gateway to Egypt’s various historical sites.

The airport is about 45 km from the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza, a major tourist attraction. Additionally, it allows for easy connections to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada.

Sudhir Sreedharan, the carrier’s senior vice president of commercial operations, highlighted the importance of the Egyptian market for flydubai and the role of the new service in offering passengers more travel options, the WAM reported.

According to the report, the low-cost carrier is now serving more than 115 destinations across 53 countries and regions worldwide. ■

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