Nile Air launched flights on its third domestic route from Cairo on 30 December, a 510-kilometre connection with Luxor. On arrival at the latter airport, the first flight was greeted by a water arch. A fourth domestic link from the Egyptian capital was inaugurated on 2 January, a route to Aswan. Both services will face direct competition from EGYPTAIR.
- Nile Air commenced two new domestic routes from Cairo (CAI) over the New Year period, starting on 30 December with a connection to Luxor (LXR). The 510-kilometre link between the Egyptian capital and the African nation’s eighth largest city will be flown three times weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays). The second connection Nile Air commenced was inaugurated on 2 January, a 698-kilometre link with Aswan (ASW). Flown twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays), the service to Aswan, along with Luxor, will be operated on the airline’s fleet of A320s. Both routes are already served by national carrier EGYPTAIR which offers 52 weekly flights to Luxor and 51 weekly flights to Aswan. With these two launches, it brings to four the number of domestic routes that Nile Air operates from Cairo, with it also linking the capital to Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. Overall, Nile Air operates 75 weekly flights from Cairo this winter to 19 destinations across seven nations. See how Luxor Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.