In this regard, Capt Hossam Kamal, EGYPTAIR HOLDING Chairman and CEO declared: “Signing this important agreement with Aegean Airlines aims mainly at encouraging the incoming tourism traffic from Europe into Egypt’s top leisure destinations especially that EGYPTAIR is working on activating more code share agreements with the world’s top airlines, in addition to operating new routes and increasing frequencies on a number of routes with increasing load factors in order to encourage traffic via Cairo Airport, the northern gateway to the Middle East and Africa.”
This agreement will commence in the 27th of October 2013. EGYPTAIR customers will enjoy more travel options to fly between Egypt and Greece, as the customers will be able to fly from Athens to Salonika, Rodhos – Heraklion and Chania.
On the other hand, Aegean Airlines Customers will be able to fly on EGYPTAIR flights between Cairo / Athens and between Alexandria / Athens.
“The cooperation with Aegean Airlines will not only enhance EGYPTAIR’s network worldwide, but also enhance traffic on Egypt’s domestic destinations through increasing frequencies and traffic on these destinations, especially Cairo, Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan,” stated Hossam Kamal.
“We are happy to expand our network in Eastern Mediterranean through the code-share agreement with EGYPTAIR and offer our customers of the two countries access to multiple domestic and international connections via Athens, Cairo and Alexandria,” said Dimitris Gerogiannis Aegean Airlines Managing Director.
Noteworthy that EGYPTAIR EXPRESS operates two weekly flights from Alexandria to Athens and EGYPTAIR AIRLINES operates 10 weekly flights from Cairo to Athens.
Being both Star Alliance members, Frequent Flyers of both airlines will enjoy the same benefits accumulated onboard Star Alliance airlines.