Travellers interested in ancient Egypt or Nile cruises can now fly directly to Luxor following news that Egyptair has launched direct weekly flights between Heathrow and Luxor. The five hour and twenty minute flight leaves London Heathrow at 17:00 and arrives in Luxor at 23.20.
Boeing and EgyptAir announced an order today for nine Next-Generation 737-800s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The deal is valued at $864 million at current list prices, with eight of the airplanes to be financed by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The announcement coincides with 50 years of partnership between Boeing and the airline that began with an order for a 707 in 1966.
Egyptian investigators have located the wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed in the Mediterranean last month. A statement said “several main locations of the wreckage” had been identified.
EgyptAir flight MS804 did not swerve and change direction before disappearing from radar screens, according to officials in Egypt. Greece had previously suggested the plane had turned 90 degrees left and performed a 360 degree turn to the right before it crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 disappeared from radar screens on route from Paris to Cairo last Thursday.
Images of items which were found during the search for missing EgyptAir flight MS804 have been released by The Egyptian military, according to reports.
The Egyptian military has located debris from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 in the Mediterranean. Military units from Greece, France, Egypt and the UK have been scouring the Mediterranean near the Greek island of Karpathos following the disappearance of the flight yesterday.
EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar, the Egyptian flag-carrier has confirmed. French President Francois Hollande has confirmed the plane likely crashed on route to the Egyptian capital. Some 56 passengers, seven crew members and three security personnel were on board the Airbus A320 when it disappeared at 00:45 GMT.
EgyptAir flight MS181 was hijacked using a fake suicide belt, officials have confirmed. The Airbus A320 was carrying 56 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo, along with six crew and a security official, when it was diverted by a passenger threatening to blow himself up yesterday.
The hijacking of an EgyptAir flight forced to land at Larnaca airport in Cyprus has ended peacefully with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering. A number of passengers and crew had earlier been freed from a hijacked plane has sat on the runway at the airport.
EgyptAir has reinstated its service from London Heathrow to Luxor International, with the weekly flight departing each Monday. The move comes as the country tries so shepherd tourists away from the capital Cairo as it seeks to rebuild its shattered tourism industry.
Egyptair is launching its new daily regular flights between Cairo and Abidjan, Cote d’ivoire starting from 1st of July and also between Cairo and Al Qasim, Saudi Arabia starting from the 1st of June 2013.