EgyptAir is to launch a new year-round direct Dublin-Cairo service from this summer.
The new route, which commences on June 5th, will operate four times a week, and will be Ireland’s first scheduled air service to Egypt.
A spokeswoman for DAA, said the market for air travel between Dublin and Cairo was increasing, with an estimated 14,000 passengers travelling between the two cities last year.
EgyptAir also has an extensive route network from its hub in Cairo to onward destinations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with an Airbus A320NEO aircraft that is due to join the EgyptAir fleet in February. The 142-seat configuration will have 16 seats in business and 126 in economy.