Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 61 Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2762 times:
Well as Supa7e7 pointed out such information is not publicly available in Egypt.
I would say the top 5 Middle Eastern destinations from CAI are:
Almost all traffic is O&D on these routes (with the exception of DXB)
As for African destinations (not including domestic flights) the top 3 would be:
Now these figures are not based on any official information as such, but on the number of flights between each city and CAI.
As for airfares and loads, the intra-Arab market (in general) is still quite closed up (compared to say the EU) and restricted by bi-lateral agreements. As a result frequencies tend to be capped and rarely satisfy the real demand on the market. That way the airlines charge ridiculously high prices on their routes and loads tend to be quite high. It is not secret that local airlines make most of the profits on intra-Arab flights compared to their other intercontinental markets.
Stats from 2002 show the following geographical distribution of seats out of CAI: Africa (inclu Egypt domestic): 26.5% Europe: 30.9% Middle East: 39.7% North America: 1.3% Asia / Pacific: 1.6% (source: CAI's website)
BTW, Pe@rson does this mean you're planning to take a regional flight when in CAI?
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 61 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 2597 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4):
Nah, only staying in CAI, although will go to Alexandria (again) for the day. But I won't be flying: I'll go by coach, which will cost about £1.50 one-way and take about 2.5 hours.
Cool, I guess that means you're taking the 'Superjet' coach service, but remember they usually have a stewardess on board who will come around trying to sell you overpriced snacks and beverages (a bit like FR ). As for Alex, I guess you know what the 'must see' places are like the 'Korneesh' (beach front).
Quoting Ts-ior (Reply 5): The London, Athen and Paris routes should go well from Egypt !!!
Yeah when it comes to European destinations, MXP, LHR, FRA and PAR are the top destinations.
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 61 Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
Yeah I used to use the Superjet, before I 'discovered' Egyptair's flights between CAI and ALY. But the Superjet is pretty good; the seats are comfy, you have 'on-board' service in the form of stewards and its air conditioned. As for entertainment they usually show the latest Arabic movies.
As for Alex, you're going at a pretty good time of the year before the busy July/August period when it seems the entire population of Egypt and the Gulf are there.
Have a great time there mate and feel free to email me if you need any info!
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19022 posts, RR: 53 Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 2559 times:
I cheapest flights on MS from CAI to ALY back to CAI I have found are about £46, including tax. It must take only 25-30 minutes each way. They don't seem to be that well timed, in that it wouldn't be a good idea for a day trip.
Anyway, the coach will only cost 2 GBP each way and only take 2.5 hours each way, so no point flying.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 61 Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 2560 times:
Yeah but if you're Egyptian a return ticket costs around £15 . Each time I've booked that ticket at their office they've always tried to charge me the 'non-Egyptian' price because they assume I'm 'full' English so I end up trying to convince them that I'm half Egyptian...and it works 9 times out of ten. And yeah the CAI-ALY flight lasts 30-35 minutes and ALY-CAI around 40-45 minutes.