Before the merger with UA, CO planned on starting EWR-CAI service using 777s. This was delayed, indefinitely it seems, due to turmoil in Egypt and the "Arab Spring".
Yet UA continues to show Cairo as a future destination on their route maps online and in their inflight Hemispheres Magazine. UA must think CAI matters, but when will they be able to make it happen?
IIRC, Egypt Air, a member of *A, was ramping up its CAI hub with a new terminal to make connections easier and provide a rival to EK at DXB. Was the terminal built?
Egypt Air making CAI a viable connection point to Arabia, E. Africa, India, etc., would be crucial to making EWR-CAI service worthwhile.
Will UA use 763s, 777s, or 787s on the route?