Egypt Air to start flight to Dhaka from Nov 01

- A Monitor Online Report Date: 23 August, 2021 | 1143 Views

Dhaka: Egypt Air has decided to start direct air service between Cairo and Dhaka from November 01, 2021, with two weekly scheduled flights.

According to a press release by Bangladesh Embassy in Cairo, an MOU in this regard has been signed on August 18 between Egypt Air and ALO Dhaka Aviation Limited. The operation at the start will be two flight a week, with provision to increase.

The flights will depart Cairo every Monday and Thursday at 13:30; arrive Dhaka next day at 01:05 and depart Dhaka on every Tuesday and Friday at 02:35 and arrive Cairo at 06:40.

Egypt Air will use Airbus 330-300 or newer aircraft with capacity of 280 passengers and 06 tons of cargo. There will be 2o business class seats, The airline will have option to increase capacity of both passenger and cargo.

The airline will provide passengers from Bangladesh convenient connections to various city in Europe, Africa, Middle East and North America including Paris, Athens Jeddah, Madina, Toronto and New York, at competitive fares.

The news released said that Although Egypt Air is operating now at 65 per cent capacity for COVID-19 pandemic, it agreed to start Cairo-Dhaka-Cairo direct flights to boost trade and economic relations between Bangladesh and Egypt.

“This will also provide a cheaper option to Bangladeshi passengers and cargo destined for Europe and North America, being an alternative to Dubai and Istanbul”, the news release said.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Egypt  Monirul Islam and high officials of the airlines attended the signing ceremony of MOU.

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