From September 1st, Air Malta has started flying from Malta to Cairo on Thursdays and Sundays, and from Cairo to Malta on Fridays and Mondays. This after a twelve-year absence.
The flights will continue throughout winter, with Air Malta CEO Clifford Chetcuti saying there were plans to increase the schedule to three weekly trips next summer.
“Egypt is the 42nd destination and the third North African Country on our route network. After the successful reintroduction of similar services to Tunis and Morocco, we are starting with a twice weekly flight throughout winter,” Chetcuti said.
Fares on the route will start from €71 including taxes and charges. On the first flight, 300 return passengers were booked and that 75% of these passengers were connecting to other destinations.
“Egypt is opening up again for tourism, foreign investment and trade and Air Malta’s new direct services are intended to boost tourism and trade opportunities between the two countries,” Air Malta chairman Charles Mangion said.
The flight schedule will operate as follows (all times local):
- Thursday and Sunday KM 710 Dep Malta 11.40pm Arr Cairo 2.15am
- Friday and Monday KM 711 Dep Cairo 3.15am Arr Malta 6.20am