It sees easyJet is spreading its orange wing, with the airline planning new services to Cairo, Egypt.
The flight will operate from London Luton to Cairo Spinx Airport, which will launch on the 31st of October and will operate all year round.
This will be the first time the airline will operate in Cairo, and becomes the 157th destination on easyJet’s extensive short-haul network spanning Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
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Departing for the first time on 31st October, flights will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays all year round providing a direct connection for customers from the UK.
Cairo joins beach favourites, Sharm-el-Sheikh and Hurghada on easyJet’s Egyptian network.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:
“We are delighted to be launching flights for the very first time to Cairo which further strengthens our unrivalled short-haul network from the UK and this continues to demonstrate our confidence in the resilient strength of demand for travel from the UK.
“The new route from London Luton to this iconic destination further expands the choice we are offering our customers, provides greater connectivity to the city to support inbound tourism and business travel alike.”
Jonathan Rayner, Chief Commercial Officer at London Luton Airport said:
“We are delighted that easyJet has chosen London Luton Airport to launch its flights to Cairo. As the Egyptian capital, Cairo is home to some truly iconic landmarks and is sure to be a destination of choice for passengers travelling from LLA. This is an exciting new addition to our departure boards and underlines our commitment to providing even greater choice as part of the simple and friendly passenger experience that we offer.”
That should add some competition…
The London-Ciaro pair has traditionally been the preserve of legacy carriers, with British Airways and EgyptAir being the current carriers who operate between the two cities.
We’ll have to see if introducing a low-cost carrier on this route will be as disruptive, as easyJet can shake a market up, although a four-hour segment in an LCC cabin could be less than ideal.
However, they won’t be the first Low-Cost Carrier to appear – with Wizz Air beating them to launch one whole day earlier.
We’ll have to see how this route does in the longer term.
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