Tuesday, September 21, 2010

EgyptAir Cargo Increase Freight Service With New UK And Irish Flights

Two Extra Services Per Week from LHR
Shipping News Feature

EGYPT- UK – IRELAND – EgyptAir have upped the number of flights per week out of Heathrow meaning that EgyptAir Cargo, their freight carrying subsidiary, now has access to 11 passenger flights per week from the UK, operated with A330 and B777 aircraft, supplemented by twice-weekly freighter services from Kent International and Brussels, and a weekly freighter flight from Ostend.

EgyptAir continues to increase its network and frequencies from Cairo, most recently with the addition of twice-weekly services to Juba (Sudan); it has also announced plans to add Lusaka, Copenhagen and Azerbaijan to its network of over 70 destinations spanning Egypt, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

In Ireland, International Airline Marketing (IAM), the General Sales and Service Agents (GSSA) for the Egyptian carrier and the largest such agency in the country responsible for over 20% of all airfreight traffic from Ireland, uses its own express overnight road feeders to connect with EgyptAir flights from London. Managing Director Ian McCool is plainly delighted with the latest service increase and commented that EgyptAir’s growth provided the Irish market with new service options for many key destinations in constant demand both for Ireland’s growing pharmaceuticals exports, and its existing IT traffic.