Nile Air connects Cologne/Bonn to Cairo
From the Rhine to the Nile: from autumn, Nile Air will be flying directly from Cologne Bonn Airport to Cairo. From 15 October, the airline will bring travellers twice a week from the Rhineland to Egypt’s capital city with its rich history and impressive buildings.
"We are delighted to have gained a new partner in Nile Air," says Thilo Schmid, Chairman of the Board at Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH. "The connection to Cairo is an asset for the airport because our passengers can now fly directly to the city with its many fascinating sights."
"We have been working towards this moment for a long time. But now we are very happy to directly connect Cairo to one of the most populous regions in Europe. Germany is one of our most important source markets and we are positive that this will be a wonderful start to a long-term partnership and that we will prove ourselves as a full-service airline," says Mohammed El-Sherif, Chief Commercial Officer of Nile Air.
With more than nine million inhabitants, Cairo is the political, economic and cultural centre of Egypt and the Arab world. The metropolis directly on the Nile combines modernity with an ancient past. The old city, which is well worth seeing, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but there are also skyscrapers, luxury hotels and a thriving cultural scene. The pyramids of Giza with the Sphinx, which are among the oldest structures on earth, are in Cairo’s direct vicinity.
Departures from Cologne/Bonn will initially be on Sundays at 17:05 and Tuesdays at 17:30. Arrival in Egypt is at 22:10 on Sundays and 22:35 on Tuesdays (both local times). On these weekdays, Nile Air also flies from Cairo back to the Rhineland. With the start of the winter flight schedule on 29 October, Nile Air will be flying on Thursdays and Sundays from Cologne/Bonn (16:30 each day). Landing in Cairo is at 21:40 (local time) each day. The return flights from Egypt will also take place on Thursdays and Sundays in the winter flight schedule. A modern Airbus A320-200 with two-class configuration will be used. Flights are already available for booking at www.nileair.com.
About Nile Air
Nile Air is Egypt's leading full-service private airline, operating scheduled flights to and from Cairo with a fleet of modern Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The airline was founded in 2008 and started operations in 2010. Nile Air has built up a route network that spans the Middle East, the Gulf region and Africa. But the airline also connects Cairo with Stockholm in Sweden, for example.