Nile Air’s Cairo to Al Ain
Nile Air celebrated with a cake and ribbon cutting ceremony the start of services between Cairo and Al Ain. The 2,474-kilometre sector between the Egyptian capital and Al Ain, the carrier’s first route to the UAE, will be flown thrice-weekly (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) facing no direct competition.
- Nile Air commenced services to three destinations from Cairo (CAI) this week, starting on 29 June with a 2,474-kilometre sector to Al Ain (AAN) in the UAE, the carrier’s first route to the nation. Flown thrice-weekly (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays), the city pair will face no direct competition. From 14 August, flights on the route will increase to four times weekly, with a Monday service being added. The next two launches from Cairo heralded the start of the airline’s first domestic routes from Egyptian capital. Inaugurated on 30 June, the carrier will serve Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) four times weekly, a 375-kilometre route which is already served by EGYPTAIR 43 times weekly. The second domestic route was to Hurghada (HRG). Launched 1 July, the thrice-weekly (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) 402-kilometre route will also face direct competition from EGYPTAIR which offers 39 weekly flights. All services will be flown on the airline’s 164-seat A320s according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. In total, the airline now connects Cairo to 16 destinations, with it also serving Abha, Baghdad, Basra, Gassim, Hofuf, Jazan, Jeddah, Jouf, Kuwait City, Port Sudan, Tabuk, Taif and Yanbu al Bahr. See how Al Ain Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.