Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 58 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
Saudi Arabian Airline have decided to triple their scheduled services between Riyadh and Cairo starting this week to 3 daily flights. This will be the first time as usually in the summer they simply increase capacity by using 747s and add charter flights. This was the case last week.
Now SV will have 3 daily flights (instead of 1):
In addition to these 3 scheduled flights they still have 3 extra daily charter flights for the next 2 weeks on the route.
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2062 times:
Ts-ior, there are also a significant number of Saudis living in Cairo and Alexandria.
What about MS ? Do they have extra flights ? and what about the prices ? Fixed fares or yield management ?
MS's scheduled services on the route will remain the same, but they have added an extra 3 charter flights each day on the route this week with A320s and B777s.
As for prices, since SV and MS have a complete monopoly on the route, the prices increase dramatically during the summer high season. AF and AT have flights on the route but they don't have fifth freedom rights.