Following the recent debut of its flagship A380 aircraft to Cairo, Emirates will introduce a regular scheduled commercial A380 service to the Egyptian capital starting from 27 October 2019, four times a week. The only airline to operate a scheduled A380 service to Cairo, Emirates will replace the 777-300ER aircraft currently operating EK923 and EK924 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with its flagship aircraft.
Earlier this year, Emirates announced it will also increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo, adding four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service, starting 28 October, 2019. The four new flights EK921 and EK922, operating on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, will take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Cairo, to 25. Along with the new A380 service, Emirates will now offer 9,200 seats per week in each direction, offering Egyptian travellers even greater connectivity to the world, and boosting trade and tourism into Egypt.
The Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft serving the Dubai-Cairo route will offer a total of 489 seats in a three-class configuration, with 399 spacious seats in Economy Class, 76 fully flat-bed seats in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites. Emirates award-winning entertainment system, ice, offers up to 4,500 channels of audio and visual entertainment, including live TV, movies, TV shows and music. First Class passengers can relax and revitalise in one of the two A380 Shower Spas, and First Class and Business Class passengers are welcome in the Onboard Lounge to enjoy an extensive range of beverages and delicacies.
Premium customers, and Platinum and Gold Skywards members can additionally enjoy the dedicated Emirates Lounge in Cairo airport which opened in 2018. Popular destinations on the Emirates network for Egyptian travellers include cities in Asia, the Americas and Australia such as Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Sydney, Shanghai, New Delhi, Mumbai, New York and Washington DC.
Emirates started operations to Cairo in April 1986 with three flights a week and since then, has carried more than 7.3 million passengers to and from Cairo. Operations have steadily grown with increases in both frequency and capacity between Cairo and Dubai to match customer demand. Today, Emirates operates 21 weekly flights between Cairo and Dubai, soon to grow to 25 weekly flights. Globally, the airline employs more than 2,000 Egyptian nationals in a variety of roles across the Emirates Group, including over 1,000 cabin crew.