Emirates to operate first A380 service to Cairo
By operating A380 service to Cairo International Airport on October 2, 2019, Emirates will become the first scheduled commercial airline to operate this type of aircraft into Egypt.
September 2019: By operating A380 service to Cairo International Airport on October 2, 2019, Emirates will become the first scheduled commercial airline to operate this type of aircraft into Egypt. With the intent to make the world's largest commercial passenger jet a part of the airline's scheduled service to Cairo, this inaugural flight will re-affirm the airport's infrastructure readiness ahead of regular A380 operations.
Adel Al Redha, chief operating officer, Emirates said, "Our close relationship with Egypt spans over 30 years and we reaffirm our commitment to the country by operating our iconic A380 to Cairo. 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."
The Emirates A380 operating to Cairo is set in a three-class configuration and will have 426 seats in economy class on the lower deck, 76 flat-bed business class seats and 14 luxurious first-class suites.
Popular destinations on the Emirates network for Egyptian travellers include cities in Asia, the Americas and Australia such as Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Sydney, Shanghai, New Delhi, Mumbai, New York, and Washington DC.
Emirates started operations to Cairo in April 1986 with three flights a week and since then has carried more than 7.3 million passengers to and from Cairo. Operations have steadily grown with increases in both frequency and capacity between Cairo and Dubai to match customer demand. Today, Emirates operates 21 weekly flights between Cairo and Dubai. Earlier this year, Emirates announced it will increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo, adding four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service, starting October 28, 2019, taking the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Cairo to 25. Globally, the airline employs more than 2,000 Egyptian nationals in a variety of roles across the Emirates Group, including over 1,000 cabin crew.
The Emirates A380 has become one of the most recognised and admired aircraft in the world, and more than 115 million passengers have experienced the airline's flagship since 2008. Emirates currently has 112 A380s in service and 11 pending delivery and is set to receive 6 A380s this financial year.