Egyptair launches flights to Gassim, Manchester and Toronto; adds stopping services to Harare

Two years after the initial launch date for the service, cutting the inaugural ribbon in Toronto were Toby Lennox, GTAA’s VP Strategy Development and Stakeholder Relations; Roshdy Zakaria, Egyptair’s Chairman and CEO; Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion; Amr Omar, Egyptair's GM Canada; Nasser Hamdy, Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Authority; and Wael Aboul-Magd, Ambassador of Egypt.

  • Egyptair grew its offering from its Cairo (CAI) hub last week with the launch of four international destinations, including one extension of an existing service. The latter – four-weekly schedule to Harare (HRE) in Zimbabwe – was last offered by the Egyptian carrier nine years ago and is now operated via Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Moreover, Manchester (MAN) became the carrier’s second point in the UK (it already serves London Heathrow with twice-daily frequencies), while Toronto (YYZ) – the airline’s first gateway to Canada. The latter route was initially planned to commence in 2011, but was cancelled due to political issues.
Launch date Origin Destination WF* A/c Competition
01-Jun-13 Cairo (CAI) Gassim (ELQ) 7 A321 AlMasria Universal Airlines (7)
Nile AIr (7)
Harare (HRE) 4 B738
Manchester (MAN) 5 B738
03-Jun-13 Toronto (YYZ) 4 B773
Source: Innovata w/c 10 June 2013. *WF: Weekly Frequencies at launch.

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  1. Ahmed says:

    EgyptAir will also launch a daily Abidjan (ABJ) service via Accra (ACC) from 01JUL13 with the B737-800.

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