EgyptAir to Commence New Dulles International Service to Cairo on June 3

Published: February 26, 2019

Three nonstop flights per week on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft

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Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) announced Tuesday that EgyptAir will begin round-trip flights to Cairo (CAI) three times per week on June 3, 2019. Passengers on this new route will travel nonstop aboard Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which the airline is scheduled to take delivery of in mid-April. EgyptAir is a member of Star Alliance, which enables flexible booking opportunities for passengers by combining the networks of 27 different airlines in a codeshare environment.

“The addition of EgyptAir to the Dulles Airport family gives passengers a new choice for traveling nonstop from Washington to the Middle East and beyond,” said Jerome L. Davis, executive vice president and chief revenue officer for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “This is an exciting addition to the array of worldwide travel options to and from Dulles International Airport – route networks unrivaled by any other airport in the National Capital Region.”

Flights will be available for booking at www.egyptair.com. The schedule is:


Flight No.

From

To

Departure/Arrival

Days of Operation

MS981

CAI

IAD

2330 / 0540 +1

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

MS982

IAD

CAI

1200 / 0450 +1

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday


The nonstop schedule is complemented by the option to connect through codeshare airline partners on other days and times.

 “As part of EgyptAir’s ambitious plan to reach new horizons around the world, Washington Dulles International Airport will serve as a strategic hub for the airline in the United States, complementing and further integrating our network of more than 70 nonstop destinations around the globe,” said Captain Ahmed Adel, EGYPTAIR Holding Company chairman and chief executive officer. “EgyptAir is adding up to 45 new aircraft, including the Boeing 787-9, catering to both the needs of business and leisure travelers with 30 Super Diamond® fully flat business class seats, giving more privacy to our customers, in addition to a world class entertainment system, providing customers a more relaxed way to travel.”

Tuesday’s announcement is the latest new airline planning to initiate service from Dulles International in 2019, which saw passenger activity increase by more than 5 percent in 2018. With its new nonstop service to Cairo, EgyptAir joins 32 other airlines offering 62 daily flights to 57 nonstop international destinations from the leading international airport in the U.S. capital region.


 

About EGYPTAIR

EGYPTAIR is the national airline of Egypt, based in the cosmopolitan City of Cairo. The carrier has more than 87 years’ experience in the aviation industry. It’s the first in the Middle East and Africa and the 7th in the world to join IATA. EGYPTAIR is a Star Alliance Member since 2008. The Egyptian flag carrier operates from Terminals 3 and 2 at Cairo airport where customers can enjoy the exclusive services inside Star Alliance lounges owned and operated by EGYPTAIR reaching more than 70 destinations worldwide.

 

About the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates the U.S. Capital Region’s gateways to the nation and the world, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, as well as the Dulles Airport Access Highway, the Dulles Toll Road and construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail public transit system through northern Virginia. In 2018, 45.7 million passengers passed through the two airports.

 

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