Starting its third North American destination, the Star Alliance carrier EgyptAir is planning to launch its new service to Washington Dulles International Airport in June this year.
Weekly service will be offered by the company three times between the Cairo base and Washington Dulles Airport with a Boeing 787-9 from July 3. The flights will be operating seasonally through October 25. There are currently no airlines running direct flights between Cairo and Washington, D.C.
Six aircraft have been ordered by EgyptAir which are scheduled to be delivered throughout 2019, according to leasing agency AerCap.
“Once all six Dreamliners are delivered, the airline will have 14 long-haul Boeing aircraft in its fleet, including the Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The additions will make the airline a predominantly Boeing airline in its long-haul fleet, as EgyptAir does operate both variants of the Airbus A330,” according to a report by AirlineGeeks.
The B787 will be flying from Cairo to Washington, D.C. three times a week, beginning Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, as per the scheduled information on Google Flights, and it will return from Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Washington Dulles International Airport stands to benefit from the new service as it has been planning to add more routes from international airlines.
EgyptAir has in the past operated flights to Los Angeles, and already has flights to New York.
The airline was founded in 1932 and has since grown its reputation. It is now operating a fleet of 54 aircraft. Previously, the company was named “Misr Airlines” (Misr means Egypt in Arabic).