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zizou
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Help With Flights To Cairo

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:32 pm

How comes Air Arabia doesn't fly to Cairo from Sharjah?

Why I ask, is that I am trying to look for some cheap options flying from Dubai to Cairo in December? Could anyone please recommend a website etc and help me out?
 
Horus
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RE: Help With Flights To Cairo

Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:47 am

Zizou, have a read of this recent thread where I briefly explain the reasons G9 don't serve CAI: AirArabia: Sharjah-Egypt-Sharjah (by [email protected] Jul 14 2006 in Civil Aviation)
Simple answer is that the Egyptian authority are very strict about LCCs serving CAI. In fact the only LCCs in CAI are Hapagfly from MUC and STR and Jetairfly from BRU.

Regarding where to book tickets, I suggest checking around the ethnic/Arabic travel agencies in Sydney and Melbourne (I doubt Canberra has any). In all honesty DXB-CAI flights aren't cheap and this December coincides with the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia which means most intra-Arab flights will be very busy.

Regarding the DXB-CAI route you have 3 options:
1. Egyptair have 9x weekly A332 flights,
2. Emirates have 9x weekly flights (mixture of B77W/B773/B772/A332),
3. Singapore Airlines have 3x weekly B773 flights.

Have you tried making a trial booking on EK's and SQ's websites or travel shops to check the fares? IIRC Egyptair still have offices in Sydney (even though they discontinued SYD flights in 2002). Their ticketing reservation number within Sydney is (02) 9767 4321 and is 1300 309 767 outside Sydney.

Feel free to email me (via my profile) with your travel dates and I'll try and have a look for you.


Horus

p.s. I hope you have a great time in Egypt. Is it a holiday or business trip?

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