Etihad Airways, the national airline if the UAE, is poised to add flights to Egypt, boosting its service in that country significantly. The airline will be adding four additional flights each week starting in June, which will bring the the total number of flights into Cairo to 18 per week. The additional flights will be flown with an Airbus A320 and will improve connectivity between Abu Dhabi and Southeast Asia and Australia.
President and CEO of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, said that the route to Egypt has remained strong over the past eight years despite the impact of Arab Spring. He also said that demand for flights to Egypt have exceeded their expectations. At the airline they recognize the strong cultural and commercial ties between the UAE and Egypt and this route will maintain that relationship and help it grow. They expect growing demand from business and government travelers and from ex-patriots in the UAE.
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