Emirates to introduce A380 on Cairo route

Emirates will become the first commercial airline to operate an Airbus A380 into Egypt in October when it begins flights to Cairo International Airport, the airline has announced.

The Emirates A380 service will operate as EK 927 and EK 928, leaving Dubai at 8.15am and arriving in Cairo at 10am, local time.

The return flight will depart Cairo at 1.15pm and arrive in Dubai at 6.45pm on the same day.

“Our close relationship with Egypt spans over 30 years and we reaffirm our commitment to the country by operating our iconic A380 to Cairo,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer. “We are setting the stage to make the popular A380 experience a part of our scheduled service to Cairo.

“Egypt has always been a significant destination for us in the region, and we are humbled to be able to play a role in making aviation history in Egypt,” he added. “We are confident that Egyptian travellers will enjoy the Emirates A380 experience, especially our innovative products such as the onboard lounge and shower spa.”

The A380 flying to Cairo will be set in a three-class configuration, with 426 economy class seats, 76 flat-bed business class seats and 14 luxurious first class suites.

Emirates began flying to Cairo in 1986 with three flights a week and has since carried over 7.3 million passengers to and from the Egyptian capital.

Currently, Emirates operates 21 weekly flights between Cairo and Dubai, and will be adding four additional weekly flights from October 28.

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