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Fly Egypt to begin direct Abu Dhabi-Alexandria flights

Fly Egypt to begin direct Abu Dhabi-Alexandria flights

The carrier said it planned to make the service daily in 2017

Budget airline Fly Egypt has announced plans to begin direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria from November 20.

The carrier it will fly a Boeing 737-800 three times a week to Borg El Arab Airport in Alexandria from Abu Dhabi International with plans for a daily service from May 2017.

Flight FT 602 will leave Abu Dhabi at 5:45 am every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday and land in Alexandria at 8:00am.

The return journey FT 601 will leave Alexandria every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 11pm and land at 4:45am.

Nirvana Travel and Tourism has been selected as the exclusive distributor for the carrier in the UAE.

“We are delighted to launch the new route between Abu Dhabi and Alexandria to serve tourism and holidays and we expect that the convergence of prices and holiday packages offered by Nirvana to kick start the “Fly Egypt” operations quickly due to the desire of people to travel to Alexandria and the Egyptian Delta in general,” said Fly Egypt CEO and managing director Captain Ahmed Tarek Talaat.

He added that he hoped the route would boost Arab travel and tourism to the country.

Fly Egypt operated its first commercial flight, from Cairo to Jeddah, in February last year.

It has plans to boost its existing fleet, believed to comprise two 737-800s, with 12 additional plans under a five year development plan.

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