The country’s state-owned airline, Egypt Air, has received permission to operate flights from Cairo to Dhaka.
They got this permission after applying to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAAB) recently.
Confirming the matter, Egypt Air said that the company will operate the first flight on this route on May 14. The sale of flight tickets has already started.
According to Babychak sources, in 2021, Egypt Air verbally expressed its plan to operate flights to Bangladesh to Babychak. However, they have not formally applied. Later in August 2022 they applied to operate two flights a week on the Dhaka-Cairo route.
Bangladeshis will be able to travel to various destinations in the Middle East and Europe, including Egypt, with the launch of EgyptAir’s direct flights between Dhaka and Cairo, the airline said in its application submitted to BabyChak. Also, Bangladeshi students will have the opportunity to study in Egyptian universities. Tourists will enjoy the benefits of multifaceted tourism in Egypt. They plan to operate flights two days a week initially and seven days a week in the future. After reviewing the application, they got permission this month.
According to Egypt Air, they will operate flights with Boeing 787-9S aircraft on Sundays and Wednesdays. To facilitate the journey of Bangladeshis, the Egyptian government has arranged conditional on-arrival visas for Bangladeshis. If a Bangladeshi passenger has a Schengen visa of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the UK, the USA or Europe, then they can easily apply for an on-arrival visa and get the visa. Those who do not have a visa for these countries must obtain a visa from the Egyptian embassy in Bangladesh.
EgyptAir currently operates flights to more than 80 destinations including the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States with a fleet of 69 modern aircraft.