Dubai: Emirates’ much talked A380 made its debut at Cairo International Airport (CAI) yesterday, October 2 as the airline brought its most modern double decker to Egypt for the first time. The landing demonstrated the airport’s readiness to accommodate the A380, the world’s largest commercial passenger jet.The flight was welcomed Welcomed with a ceremonial water cannon salute on arrival.
The Emirates A380 operating to Cairo is set in a three-class configuration, and have 426 seats in Economy Class on the lower deck, 76 flat-bed Business Class seats and 14 luxurious First Class Suites. First Class passengers can relax and revitalise in one of the two A380 Shower Spas, and First and Business Class passengers are welcome in the Onboard Lounge to enjoy an extensive range of beverages and delicacies.
Emirates started operations to Cairo in April 1986 with three flights a week and since then, has carried more than 7.3 million passengers to and from Cairo. Today, Emirates operates 21 weekly flights between Cairo and Dubai. Earlier this year, Emirates announced it will increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo, adding four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service, starting 28 October 2019, taking the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Cairo to 25. Globally, the airline employs more than 2,000 Egyptian nationals in a variety of roles across the Emirates Group, including over 1,000 cabin crew.