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Aegean Airlines To Start Cairo Flights...Finally  
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5482 times:

After almost 7 years of trying, Aegean Airlines (the largest private Greek airline), have finally been granted permission to serve the Athens (ATH) - Cairo (CAI) route from this December.

Since its launch in May 1999 the airline has been unsuccessful in its pursuit to serve the Egyptian capital. I have an interview transcript that dates back to late 1999 where Antonis Simigdalas, Aegean Airlines General Manager, states CAI is a destination where they envisage high profitability once given the authority to serve. It's believed that initially both the Egyptian and Greek authorities were against this move however in recent years the Egyptian authorities granted permission whilst their Greek counterparts continued to block the move to protect ailing state carrier, Olympic Airlines.



The airline will launch the daily B733* service from 01Dec06, with the following schedule:

ATH CAI A3930 1234567 09:25/11:25 2hr00min 0 B733
CAI ATH A3931 1234567 12:15/14:20 1hr05min 0 B733


* one of the recently ordered A320s has already been earmarked for the route.



The airline will compete against EgyptAir's daily A320 service (MS747/748) and Olympic Airlines's daily B734 service (OA325/326).





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[Edited 2006-09-08 03:04:56]


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User currently offlineCaptinTuT From United States of America, joined May 2005, 346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5443 times:
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wow Finally they got the permission.
that's good news as long as we see more airlines in CAI
but just out of curiosity, don't you think 3 daily flights to Athens is too much?
does any one know the loads on Egyptair and Olympics?



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User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5410 times:

Does Olympic fly to Alexandria too?

User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5395 times:

good news Aegean still havent got any flights to the uk yet !!

User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5288 times:

Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 1):
does any one know the loads on Egyptair and Olympics?

usually packed in summer peak. lots of Greek tourists and Egyptian VFR traffic.

i think A3 made a bad scheduling.
in terms of domestic connections Via ATH, it works fine.
in terms of int/nal connections (mainly Germany), it s so bad.
it s a pity bc A3 could get connecting traffic through ATH.



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5270 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 3):
good news Aegean still havent got any flights to the uk yet !!

Do they have any charters?



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User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5251 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 5):
Do they have any charters?

yes they operate charters ex ATH and the islands.
mostly to Italy and France.



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User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 810 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

It would be really nice if they started services to the UK. Especially to non-London airports such as BHX, MAN, EMA etc


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User currently offlineKesflyer From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5120 times:

Quoting LIPZ (Reply 2):
Does Olympic fly to Alexandria too?

Olympic certainly does as a codeshare with Egyptair.

4 times per week in summer and reduced to 3 in winter I believe.

Previosuly OA operated 2 per week and MS also had 2 per week. Now simply codeshare.


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5106 times:

Quoting Horus (Thread starter):
The airline will launch the daily B733* service from 01Dec06, with the following schedule:

ATH CAI A3930 1234567 09:25/11:25 2hr00min 0 B733
CAI ATH A3931 1234567 12:15/14:20 1hr05min 0 B733

I wish success to Aegean. They have much better schedule than Olympic which is a good start.



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