Egypt Air, the national carrier of Egypt, has officially commenced regular flight operations between Bangladesh and Egypt. The first Cairo-Dhaka flight arrived at Dhaka airport at 6:35 pm, and the return flight departed at 9:17 pm, marking the beginning of this new air route.
Twice a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays, Egypt Air will operate direct flights between Dhaka and Cairo, utilizing state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 aircraft. According to Farhad Hossain, the executive director and chief operating officer of the Egypt Air Bangladesh office, this new route will not only enhance tourism but also foster increased trade and business exchanges between the two nations.
With Egypt Air as the exclusive operator of nonstop flights between Egypt and Bangladesh, travelers can now enjoy seamless connectivity to 64 destinations worldwide, including cities across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, via Cairo.
During an event in Dhaka, Civil Aviation and Tourism State Minister Mahbub Ali expressed his satisfaction with Bangladesh’s growing status as an aviation hub, noting that more airlines, like Egypt Air, are demonstrating interest in operating flights. The launch of Egypt Air’s direct flights is expected to strengthen the relationship between Bangladesh and Egypt even further.