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EgyptAir could start service in coming month



An EgyptAir’s A330 with the Star Alliance livery at Paris CDG, in April 2012.




While Kigali is hosting the 4th Egypt-Rwanda Expo, Civil Aviation Minister Abdel Aziz Fadel announced in an interview on 29 September2013,  that EgyptAir still considering Kigali as a future destination in Africa.


Fadel stated that the ministry seeks to increase the size of EgyptAir’s fleet to 120 aircraft by 2025, and 150 by 2050. He said that further plans are in place to increase the absorptive capacity of Egyptian airports, making them the largest air services centres in the Middle East and Africa region. He said that studies are being made to open up new routes leading to Dakar, Senegal; Kigali, Rwanda; N’Djamena, Chad; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and Harare, Zimbabwe*.


Daily News Egypt : HERE


(Harare and Abidjan are currently served by EgyptAir, Ndjamene will be served from December 2013)


Since 2011, EgyptAir serves Kigali via a code share with Ethiopian Airlines. It means that EgyptAir can sell ticket on Ethiopian Airlines flights between Addis Ababa and Kigali.


Another interesting article, is about that Egyptian Ministry of Tourism,  which wants to attract tourists from the new African middle class, Rwanda is among markets that Ministry of Tourism has in its target (18 September 2013).


Pour lui, pour créer de nouvelles destinations, il faut trouver des moyens de communication et diffuser des programmes touristiques sur l’Egypte, basés sur de vraies informations. « Il faut transmettre un message plus convaincant aux citoyens de ces pays. De la sorte, de nouveaux chantiers nous seront ouverts », souligne-t-il. Al-Miligi évoque aussi des destinations lointaines comme l’Afrique du Sud, le Rwanda et d’autres pays du continent africain.


We need to improve our  communications and provide reliable  informations about Tourism in Egypt, to reach new markets. We need to send good messages to the people of these countries. We target South Africa, Rwanda and others countries.


Al Ahram : HERE


Stay tune for more informations.




EgyptAir considers Rwanda as one of its next African’s destination




After a year in the red, EgyptAir is on the right track to back to the green, even if EgyptAir has grounded or phased out its “old” B777-200ER delivered in 1990s, and postponned the launching of flights to Washington and Toronto.


But, according to the EgyptAir’s CEO Hossam Kamal,  the airline will be focused on its African network, instead of long haul network. And Kigali (planned for 2011) could be the next African’s destination for EgyptAir. It’s too early to know, what will be the frequency of flights or what aircraft will be used.


Egyptair serves 17 airports in Africa and another 10 through code-shares (including Kigali which is served by Ethiopian Airlines, for EgyptAir).

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