Air Cairo is a low fare airline based in Cairo, Egypt. The airline is part owned by EgyptAir. Air Cairo operates scheduled flights to the Middle East and Europe and operates charter flights to Egypt from Europe on behalf of tour operators, its main base is Cairo International Airport with the company head office in the Sheraton Heliopolis Zone. The airline was established in 2003, it is owned by the National Bank of Egypt and Bank Misr. The company is re-modeling towards the low fare model, planned to be the strongest low fare airline in Egypt. On 1 June 2012 Air Cairo launched its first scheduled flight from Borg El Arab Airport Alexandria to Kuwait International Airport, Queen Alia International Airport, King Abdulaziz International Airport, Tripoli International Airport, Sabha Airport, Misrata Airport and King Khaled International Airport. Air Cairo launched its scheduled flights from Hurghada International Airport to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, but those flights were suspended in the end of December 2015 due to poor loads.
On 5 November 2018, it was reported that the German aviation authority had banned Air Cairo - along with FlyEgypt - from flying to Germany, where it operated on behalf of German tour operators, due to regulatory violations. Shortly afterwards major European tour operators such has Thomas Cook Group and TUI Group announced they would end their contracts with Air Cairo and FlyEgypt. In March 2019, it was reported the airline would be leasing Embraer 170 aircraft for operations on the airline's domestic routes within Egypt; as of April 2019, Air Cairo operates scheduled services - without leisure charters - to the following airports: As of December 2017, the Air Cairo fleet consists of the following aircraft: Media related to Air Cairo at Wikimedia Commons Official website
Misr Overseas Airways
Misr Overseas Airways was an Egyptian scheduled and charter airline based in Cairo. The airline was formed in 1981 as Air Lease Egypt and renamed to Misr Overseas Airways in January 1984. In 1988, the airline operated scheduled cargo flights to Cologne and Khartoum, charter flights to Africa, Asia and Latin America; the airline ceased operations in 1989. IATA: MO ICAO: MOS
FlyEgypt is an Egyptian low-cost and charter airline headquartered in Cairo. The airline was founded in 2014 as a single class charter operator and started operations on 12 February 2015 with a flight between Cairo and Jeddah. On 11 July 2015 it started a weekly seasonal service between Marsa Alam, it is an equity-funded organization. On 5 November 2018, it was reported that the German aviation authority banned FlyEgypt - together with Air Cairo - from operating into Germany, where it flew on behalf of German tour operators, due to regulatory violations. Shortly after, major European tour operators Thomas Cook Group and TUI Group announced they would no longer maintain contracts with these airlines. However, the airline resolved the issue in few days. FlyEgypt was granted approval to resume services to Germany on 23 December; as of December 2018, FlyEgypt serves the following scheduled destinations: EgyptAlexandria - Borg El Arab Airport Assiut - Assiut Airport Hurghada - Hurghada International Airport Luxor - Luxor International Airport Sharm El Sheikh - Sharm El Sheikh International Airport Sohag - Sohag International AirportFranceLille - Aéroport de Lille-Lesquin Paris - Aéroport de Paris-OrlyEspagneMalaga - Aéroport de Malaga-Costa del SolRépublique tchèquePrague - Aéroport de Prague-Václav-HavelAllemagneMünster - Aéroport international de Münster/OsnabrückJordanAmman - Queen Alia International AirportKuwaitKuwait City - Kuwait International AirportSaudi ArabiaJeddah - King Abdulaziz International Airport As of January 2018, the FlyEgypt fleet consists of the following aircraft: Official website
Shorouk Air was an Egyptian charter airline that operated between 1992 and 2003. Shorouk Air was established in 1992 by Kuwait Airways as a regional charter carrier; the airline ceased operations on July 17, 2003. The aircraft operated. Timetableimages.com, Timetable Image Airfleets.net, Fleet information Al-airliners.be, Alain's airliners, Photo gallery of airliners and airlines CarSurvey.org, Flight Reviews Airlineroutemaps.com, Route map Shorouk Air aircraft
EgyptAir is the flag carrier airline of Egypt. The airline is headquartered at Cairo International Airport, its main hub, operating scheduled passenger and freight services to more than 75 destinations in the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Egyptair is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization. Alan Muntz, chairman of Airwork, visited Egypt in 1931; the new enterprise was named Misr Airwork, with ″Misr″ being the Egyptian Arabic for Egypt. On 31 December 1931, the government granted the new company the exclusivity of air transport operations. A division of Misr Airwork named Misr Airlines was established on 7 June 1932, ″to promote the spirit of aviation among Egyptian youth″, becoming the seventh carrier in the world; the headquarters of Misr Airwork, S. A. E. was in Almaza Aerodrome, Cairo. The initial investment was EG£20,000, with ownership split between the Misr Bank and Egyptian private investors. Operations started in July 1933 linking Cairo with Alexandria and Mersa Matruh using de Havilland DH.84 Dragon equipment.
By August that year, the frequency on the Cairo–Alexandria service had been boosted to twice-daily. In late 1933, a twice-weekly Cairo–Aswan flight that called at Asyut and Luxor was inaugurated. Via Port Said, a flight from Cairo that served Lydda and Palestine was launched in 1934. On 3 August 1935, a test service via Lydda with a final destination in Cyprus began using de Havilland D. H.86 aircraft. The Alexandria–Port Said–Cairo–Minia–Assiut route was opened in late 1935. During 1935, the airline carried 21,830 kilograms of freight; the Alexandria–Assiut route, which called at Port Said and Minia, the Cairo–Cyprus–Haifa–Baghdad run were the two operative services the carrier had by 1936. Hadj flights commenced in 1937. Operations to Cyprus resumed in 1938 with a Cairo–Lydda–Haifa–Larnaka service; the carrier operated all-British aircraft in the early years, by April 1939 the fleet comprised one D. H. Dragon, one D. H. Dragonfly, five D. H. Rapìdes, two D. H.86s and one D. H.86B that worked on the Alexandria–Cairo, Alexandria–Port Said–Cairo–Minia–Assiut, Cairo–Assiut–Luxor–Assuan, Cairo–Lydda–Haifa–Baghdad and Cairo–Port Said–Lydda–Haifa routes.
The Egyptian government took over all the routes in September 1939. In 1940, a service to Beirut and Palestine was started. Three Avro 19s were incorporated into the fleet in 1944. Three accidents that took place in late 1945 prompted strikes for a fleet renewal and caused operations to come to a total halt since February 1946. H.89 Dragon Rapides and two North American AT-6 Texan. The carrier benefited from the Allies' regional aircraft disposal station that sold surplus military aircraft being located in Egypt. Two more Beech C-45s were delivered in 1947, the Vickers Viking was incorporated in 1948. In May 1949, all the capital and the aircraft park was acquired by the government. After the Egyptian state became the sole shareholder, the company changed its name to Misrair SAE. Misrair continued to fly the same routes as its predecessor. In 1951, three Languedocs were acquired; the Languedocs replaced the Vikings on flights to Geneva and Tehran. Three Vickers Viscounts were ordered in early 1954.
During that year, the carrier transported 64,539 passengers. At March 1955, Misrair's fleet comprised three Languedocs and seven Vikings. Douglas DC-3s were subsequently purchased and deployed on domestic routes, as well as to neighbouring Arab countries. Delivery of the first two Viscounts occurred in December 1955; the number of passengers transported during 1955 had grown to 77050. A number of aircraft were lost during the Suez crisis. In February 1957, Misrair was renamed United Arab Airlines. Late that year, two more Viscounts were ordered at a cost including spares. Prior to this, an aircraft of the type was lost while standing at Almaza Airport during an air raid. Following the formation of the United Arab Republic by Egypt and Syria on 1 February 1958, Misrair was renamed United Arab Airlines in March that year. A Cairo–Athens–Rome–Zurich service was launched on 7 July. By March 1960, the airline had 579 employees. At that time, the fleet comprised four DC-3s, six Vikings and six Viscounts.
One of the Viscounts crashed into the Mediterranean on 10 April, killing 17 passengers and a crew of three. With registration SU-ALC, the first of three Comet 4Cs was delivered on 9 June. Operations using two of these aircraft started on 16 July the same year. By October 1960, Misrair had Comets deployed on the Cairo–Belgrade–Prague, Cairo–Rome–London, Cairo–Jeddah and Cairo–Khartoum runs, DC-3s on the Cairo–Alexandria–Mersa Matruh, Cairo–Assiut–Luxor, Cairo–Luxor–Aswan and Cairo–Port Said–Alexandria services, Viscounts were used for the non-stop flights that linked Cairo and Alexandria. An order for two more Comets was placed in November 1960. Syria's association with UAA ended in October 1961, when Syrian Arab Airways was established by the Syrian government in Damascus. Tw
EgyptAir Cargo is the cargo division of the Egyptian national airline EgyptAir. It operates using both its own dedicated aircraft and the cargo-carrying capacity of its sister passenger airline, its main base is Cairo International Airport. EgyptAir Cargo was formed in 2002 from the existing cargo activities of EgyptAir, on the creation of The EgyptAir Holding Company, as one of its subsidiaries; the company is a member of IATA's Cargo 2000 initiative. In 2008 the airline introduced a modified logo with larger EgyptAir Cargo titles, however sister company EgyptAir introduced a new livery and logo that year that will be applied to the cargo fleet in due course. EgyptAir Cargo is a wholly owned subsidiary of EgyptAir Holding Company, a state-owned company, 100% owned by the Government of Egypt. Trends for recent years for EgyptAir Cargo are shown below: As of June 2018, EgyptAir Cargo operates flights to: As of August 2018 the EgyptAir Cargo fleet consists of the following aircraft: Official website
KoralBlue Airlines was an Egyptian charter airline based in Cairo. The airline operated charter flights to European countries from its base at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport and its smaller base, Hurghada International Airport; the airline was established in January 2006 and started operations in March 2007 with services from Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada to destinations in Europe. It is owned by Belhassen Trabelsi, Samih Sawiris KoralBlue served the following destinations: Egypt Hurghada – Hurghada International Airport Base Sharm el-Sheikh – Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport Base France Lyon – Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Marseille – Marseille Provence Airport Metz – Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport Nantes – Nantes Atlantique Airport Paris – Charles de Gaulle Airport Toulouse – Toulouse - Blagnac Airport Italy Bergamo/Milan – Orio al Serio Airport Bologna – Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Turin – Turin Caselle Airport Venice – Venice Marco Polo Airport Germany Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf Airport Frankfurt – Frankfurt Airport Stuttgart – Stuttgart Airport Münster/Osnabrück – Münster Osnabrück International Airport Poland Gdańsk – Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport Katowice – Katowice International Airport Warsaw – Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport Romania Bucharest – Aurel Vlaicu International Airport Cluj – Cluj-Napoca International Airport Slovakia Bratislava – M. R. Štefánik Airport Slovenia Ljubljana – Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport Sweden Stockholm – Stockholm-Arlanda Airport Visby – Visby Airport United Kingdom Nottingham – East Midlands Airport The KoralBlue Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft: As of May 2011, the average age of the KoralBlue Airlines fleet was 11.1 years