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Cairo Airport

Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:11 am

Does anyone know, there is a website for Cairo International airport in Egypt. If so, please let me know the link.

And which airlines are flying to CAI with which aircraft?

Thanks for any information.


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RE: Cairo Airport

Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:28 am

I flew to CAI aboard BA and its B744 on 26th Jan. this year and returned on 26th Feb. BA always uses the 744 on its daily LHR-CAI flight, and has previously used the 772 and 742.

SQ uses the 772.

LH used to use only the A340, but I believe it now uses only the A330 or a combination of the two. Its flights to CAI continue onto other destinations in Africa, formerly, and perhaps still, to Sudan (Khatoum) and Ethiopia (ADD).

OA uses the 737.

AF uses the 772.

AZ used to operate the M80 and 321.
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RE: Cairo Airport

Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:32 am

MS: 340, 320, 321, 777, 747, 737
EK: 777 / 332
MH: 777

RE: Cairo Airport

Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:53 am

Unfortuantly they dont have a website yet but are planning one.

Many airlines fly to Cairo from Europe, Middle East, Asia, Noerth America and Africa. Here is a list of some airlines serving the airport:

From Europe (only 'large' airlines shown):

Lufthansa: 2 x Daily from Frankfurt with A340/A330
British Airways: 1 x Daily from Heathrow with B747-400
Air France: Daily from Paris CDG with B777
Alitalia: 2 x Daily from Milan with A320 and
1 x Daily from Rome with A321
Swiss: 1 x Daily from Zurich using MD-11s and A340s
KLM: 1 x Daily from Amsterdam using B767-300ER
Iberia: 1 x Daily (except Saturday) from Barcelona using A320s
Austian: 1 x Daily from Vienna using A320/A321
Tarom: 3 x Weekly from Bucharest using B737
Malev: 5 x Weekly from Budapest using B737NG
Bulgarian: 2 x Weekly from Belgrade using B737
Czech: 4 x Weekly from Prague with B737
Turkish: 2 x Daily from Istanbul with B737
Olympic; 2 x Daily from Athens with A737
Cyprus Airways: 4 X Weekly from Larnaca with A320/A319
Helios: 2 x Weekly from Paphos with B737-800
Air Malta: 4 x Weekly from Luqa with B737/A320
Aeroflot: 2 x Weekly from Moscow with T154
1 x Weekly from St Petersburg with T154

From the Middle East and Africa (only 'large' airlines shown):

Saudia Arabia: 5x Daily from Jeddah with B747/B777
2 x Daily from Riyadh with B747/777
1 x Daily from Madinah with B777/MD-90
1 x Daily from Dammam with B777
Gulf Air: 1 x Daily from Bahrain with A330/B767
1 x Daily from Abu Dhabi with A330
4 x Weekly from Shrjah with A320
2 x Weekly from Al-Ain with A320
Emirates:9 x Weekly flights from Dubai with B777/A330
MEA: 1 x Daily from Beirut with A321
Royal Jordanian: 2 x Daily from Amman with A310/A320
Syrian Air: 1 x Daily from Damascus with A320
Kuwait Airways: 2 x Daily from Kuwait City with A340/B777/A300
Elitihad Airways: 3 x Weekly from Abu Dhabi with A330
Yemenia: 1 x Daily from Sanaa and Aden using B737
Oman Air: 5 x Weekly from Muscut with B737NG
Sudan Airways: 1 x Daily from Khartoum with A300/B737
Libyan Arab Airline: 4 x Weekly from Tripoli with A300
2 x Weekly from Benghazi with B727
Tunisian: 5 x Weekly from Tunis with B737NG
Air Algeria: 4 x Weekly from Algier with B737
Royal Air Maroc: 4 x Weekly from Casablanca with B737NG
Kenya Airways: 6 x Weekly from Nairobi with B737-700
Ethiopian Airline: 4 x Weeklu from Addid Ababa with B757/B737

From the Asia (only 'large' airlines shown):

Singapore Airlines: 4 x Weekly from Singapore with B777-300
Malaysian Airline: 3 x Weekly from Kuala Lumpur with B777
Korean Air: 2 x Weekly from Seoul with B777
Philipinne: 2 x Weekly from Manila with A330

There are many other scheduled airline but I cannot find their schedule or the aircraft they use especially from Europe and the Middle East (Three new low-cost airline plan to fly to Cairo from UAE).

The national carrier, Egyptair, bases its main operations at the airport and serves most major cities in Europe, Middle East, North America (New York and Montreal), Asia (Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok, Manilla, Beijing) and Africa as well as an extensive domestic network.

It is the largest airport in Africa after Johannesburg

RE: Cairo Airport

Fri Nov 28, 2003 5:56 am

The airport is in the process of choosing who will construct the third terminal at the airport to meet expected future growth.

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RE: Cairo Airport

Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:50 am

Just one correction:

JAT flies from Belgrade to Cairo with the B737, not Bulgarian.
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RE: Cairo Airport

Sun Nov 30, 2003 3:52 am

One thing I noticed is that India is hardly served at all from CAI, but for a thrice-weekly (or perhaps four-times-weekly) service to BOM via Sharjah using either the 320 or AB3. Does this suggest that Egypt does not have a large or even relatively large Indian population?
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RE: Cairo Airport

Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:01 am

i flew BA on a 772 last august to CAI from LHR, and I have to say CAI has to be one of the shittest airports ive ever been to...
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RE: Cairo Airport

Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:35 am

CAI does look kind of dirty and like a big mess. But I've seen worst, some in East Europe during the Soviet years.
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RE: Cairo Airport

Sun Nov 30, 2003 6:58 pm

Thanks to all the responses, specially the very detailed report of EA777!

Hope CAI will be open it's own webpage as soon. And I think CAI would be a good and interesting place for plane spotting.


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RE: Cairo Airport

Sun Nov 30, 2003 10:02 pm

The Old Airport (Terminal 1-Egyptair flights only) is quite old and needs to be refurbished. Terminal 2 the slightly newer one used by all international airlines is much better. They have improved the departure gates immensly with glass-pannels surrounding ornamental gardens-which look very nice. I have to say though they can expand their duty free.

With the new terminal expected now, standards will be improved dramatically.

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