Monday, February 18, 2013

► COTE D'IVOIRE: Egyptair to start Abidjan via Accra from June; boosts Kano, Tunis capacities.

EgyptairAirlineRoute reports that Egyptair (MS) is to start daily flights from Cairo to Abidjan via Accra with effect from 1 June 2013. In addition, the Star Alliance carrier will also boost capacity to Kano, Nigeria and Tunis also effective 1 June.

Egyptair originally planned to resume its Abidjan service in 2010 and again in 2011 but dumped it shortly before its inaugural flight due to the then deteriorating situation in the West African country which has undergone two civil wars in the last decade.

(Milad A380)
Egyptair(MS): Cairo – Accra – Abidjan
- Effective 1 June 2013
- Abidjan service resumption with daily flight via Accra (Previously operated until Nov 2004)
- Accra overall service to be increased from 4 weekly (Day x257) to daily, new flights not open for reservation
  • MS881 CAI0930 – 1410ACC1520 – 1615ABJ 738 1346
  • MS883 CAI2320 – 0410+1ACC0515+1 – 0610+1ABJ 738 257
  • MS884 ABJ1030 – 1130ACC1235 – 2100CAI 738 136
  • MS882 ACC1900 – 2000ACC2130 – 0530+1CAI 738 1346
Cairo – Kano
- Planned service increases from 5 weekly (Days 23467 from CAI) to 6 weekly (Days 234567 from CAI from 31MAR13), however new flight is not open for reservation

Cairo – Tunis 
- Airbus A321 replaces A320, daily operation

Source [AirlineRoute]