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Egyptair to launch Cairo to Manchester flights

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Egyptair is adding a new route between Manchester and Cairo.

Whilst it hasn’t opened up for booking on the Egyptair website, it does show in the online timetable.

Flights are shown as starting on 1st July 2023. There will be five flights per week, on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Egyptair Boeing 737 800 business class

The timings are not ideal for a short break. The outbound leaves Manchester at 4.30pm, landing at 9.35pm, whilst the return leaves Cairo at 10am, landing at 3.30pm.

The airline is using a Boeing 737-800. Despite being a short haul aircraft, it has a decent Business Class cabin with 2 x 2 seating. This is ‘proper’ 2 x 2 and not just a BA-style blocked middle seat as you can see here:

Egyptair has flown this route before, originally launching in 2013 before dropping it in 2014. Let’s hope it does better this time.

Egyptair is a member of Star Alliance and generally has good reward availability. The exact number of miles and taxes will depend on which Star Alliance frequent flyer programme you use for a redemption – I doubt many readers have a decent balance with Egyptair’s Plus programme.

Comments (37)

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  • Joel says:

    Having recently flown business on Egypt Air from Cairo to Aswan, I can attest to the photo – the seats are very big and the legroom is borderline absurd. You’d have to be practically over 7 feet tall to have an issue. Will be interesting to see if they can manage to run on time, all of our internal Egyptian flights were late, often over an hour.

    Also Cairo is certainly worth seeing, both the Old Islamic and Coptic Christian areas have impressive sights. Recommend hiring a tour guide with an air conditioned car and preferably SUV to bully your way through the traffic which seems chaotic but somehow has a weirdly efficient way to it

  • ADS says:

    Egyptair and the Egyptian CAA have never allowed a full investigation into the 2016 crash

    Please don’t fly Egyptair – for your own safety

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