Wednesday, February 20, 2013

► LIBYA: Air Cairo to launch Alexandria, Assuit to Tripoli from March.

Air CairoEgyptian LCC, Air Cairo (SM) has announced the launch of new services between Egypt and Libya effective 1 March 2013. Alexandria - Tripoli will launch with two weekly flights, while Assuit - Tripoli will launch with a 1x weekly flight.

Air Cairo Crew
Air Cairo Crew (Air Cairo)
Both services will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft.

Established by Dr Ibrahim Kamel's Kato Group in conjunction with a consortium of Egyptian travel agents, Air Cairo started operations in 1997. In 2003 EgyptAir acquired a 40% (later increased to 60%) stake in the airline which was then re-positioned as a new charter airline and EgyptAir subsidiary operating domestic and international charter services.

In recent years, the company was reoriented towards the low cost market culminating in the 1 June 2012 launch of Air Cairo's first ever scheduled flight from Borg El Arab Airport Alexandria to Kuwait International Airport.