According to Amr Ali, EgyptAir’s manager for north and east India, a flight between Delhi and Cairo would begin operating four days a week beginning in August. The airline currently operates a service between Mumbai and Cairo every day of the week.
The airline intends to use an Airbus A320Neo aircraft, with 126 seats in economy and 16 in business class, on the Delhi-Cairo route.
Recent IATA statistics show that more than 66,000 passengers travel by air each year in both directions between Mumbai and Cairo.
Comparably, there are about 31,000 travellers travelling between Delhi and Cairo each day. According to Ali, “This demand is expected to grow significantly over the coming years,” and he said that the two nations’ strong bilateral ties will further aid in maintaining this growing momentum.
Given that both airlines are Star Alliance members, Egypt Air and Air India have a codeshare arrangement. The airline is focusing on transfer traffic via Cairo to Africa and North America in addition to point-to-point travel.
Source- Travel biz