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23 July 2024

Egyptian carrier Nile Air begins UAE service

Egyptian carrier Nile Air receives water canon salute at Al Ain International Airport (Supplied)

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Abu Dhabi Airports today announced the launch of flights by the Egyptian based carrier, Nile Air (NIA), to Al Ain International Airport.

The new operation introduces four weekly flights between Al Ain International Airport and Cairo International Airport.

Mohammed Al Katheeri, Acting Chief Operations Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “The airline anticipates high demand for this route, particularly during the busy summer season, and we wish them every success.”

The NIA 147/8 flights, operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Between July 1 and October 1, the flight will depart from Cairo at 1005 GMT, arriving in Al Ain at 1340 GMT, and the return flight will leave the UAE at 1440 GMT and arrive back in Egypt at 1830 GMT. In October the service will become bi-weekly, with flights on Fridays and Sundays.

A free shuttle service is available for passengers wishing to connect from Al Ain Airport to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

This is Nile Air’s first flight to any destination in the United Arab Emirates.

Ahmed Aly, Chief Executive Officer of Nile Air, said: “The new service to Al-Ain will provide an easy and convenient travel option between both cities for business travelers and tourists visiting Egypt, and the estimated 100,000 Egyptian nationals residing in the city of Al-Ain and its surrounding region who wish to travel home.”