Egypt Air has concluded plans to increase its flight frequency in Nigeria from 15 to 21 flights every week by 2020 as part efforts in enhancing trade and bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Egypt Air Manager, Dr. Sayed Abdulnaby disclosed this in Abuja in an interview with journalists in at an event to commemorate Egypt 67th National Day.
Dr. Abdulnaby disclosed that the airline would also procure more aircraft in order to increase its capacity to better serve its customers in Nigeria.
He stated that the company was also desirous of providing excellent services to its Nigerian customers who travelled to Cairo on vacation, pilgrimage and for studies.
Dr. Abdulnaby said that the Egyptian national carrier would also increase the number of Nigerians airlifted to Saudi Arabia on pilgrimage, adding that it had started flying to Douala in Cameroon, Kigali in Rwanda, Abidjan, and Ivory Coast
“Currently we are covering three points in Nigeria: Abuja, Lagos, Kano with frequency reaching 15 flights weekly and we are targeting to make it 21 frequencies next year, according to Dr. Abdulnaby.
“We are hoping that may be in the future, we would be able to make it double daily for all the points.
“If we are talking about the services that Egypt Air offers to the Nigerian community, we are serving different kind of customer category.
“We are serving pilgrims, medical and even leisure and recently, we had many groups of Nigerians who travelled to Cairo for vacation and pilgrimage and also for studies.”
Egypt Air currently operates from three centers in Nigeria; Abuja, Lagos and Kano.