Al Ain International Airport has welcomed two new weekly flights between Al Ain and Cairo, the capital of Egypt. The inaugural flight, operated by Nile Air landed at Al Ain International Airport on Monday, 12 July at 21:15 local time.

    Chief commercial officer at Abu Dhabi Airports Francois Bourienne said: “We are pleased to welcome two new weekly flights between Al Ain and Cairo, which strengthens our connectivity with the Egyptian capital and facilitates the travel journey of passengers between the UAE and Egypt. The introduction of the new flights comes as part of the expansion of Al Ain International Airport and the introduction of new routes, to increase our airlines network and offer our passengers the best travel experience.”

    “It has been just over five years since we first started flying between Cairo and Al Ain, UAE and, despite the massive impact of the pandemic on travel, Nile Air remains committed to operating to Al Ain, preserving the important relationship between the United Arab Emirates and Egypt,” added Nile Air CEO Captain Mohamed Sadek.

    Outbound flights will depart from Cairo International Airport on Mondays and Fridays at 15:40 and land at Al Ain International Airport at 21:15. Return flights will depart from Al Ain International Airport on Mondays and Fridays at 22:15, landing at Cairo International Airport the following day at 00:05.

    Al Ain International Airport (AAN) is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Airports, which is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a diverse portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy. It was established in March 2006 to spearhead the development of the Emirate’s aviation infrastructure.

    In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Airports added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

    Currently under way is the multi-billion-dollar redevelopment and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport.

    In June, Etihad Airways announced that it would be launching flights to Vienna this summer from Abu Dhabi Airport. The service will operate twice weekly using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the new route commences on 18 July.