EgyptAir Announces Shanghai Route

Daniel Fowkes
28 Oct 2023
· Routes 
Egypt Air Boeing 777-300ER departing London Heathrow

Egypt Air has announced plans to launch a new route with its Boeing 777-300ER.

EgyptAir Bound For Shanghai

As part of continued expansion efforts, EgyptAir will deploy its Boeing 777-300ER on a thrice weekly service to Shanghai.

EgyptAir says the route is slated to commence on 16 November 2023 and launch from Cairo, a fantastic new customer connection.

The flight is slated to depart Cairo at 0200 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The aircraft will arrive at Shanghai Pudong Airport at 1855.

The expectation is that after more than six hours on the ground, the following morning at 0105, the flight will depart for Cairo. After many hours in the air, it’ll touch back into Cairo at 0735.

All times are local to their respective time zones.

EgyptAir’s Strong Presence In China

Such a destination and general route will join existing services within China as EgyptAir’s presence only grows.

As part of a commitment to China, EgyptAir is already seen in Beijing, Guangzhou and Hangzhou. Shanghai will thus become the fourth destination in China.

Per Cirium data, 25 flights were offered between the Cairo and Beijing pairing for September 2023 with two aircraft types.

Meanwhile, Hangzhou also saw 25 total flights. This represents a 316% increase from one year prior when only six flights were recorded for that month.

The EgyptAir Fleet

EgyptAir currently operates with 73 in-service aircraft spread across multiple types of aircraft.

Some of its youngest fleet types include the addition of A320neo family jets alongside the Airbus A220-300, which has been hugely important for short-haul operations.

28 737-800s represent its most crucial aircraft type when measured by active units. This works alongside multiple members of the A320 series, too.

Egypt Air’s widebody fleet consists of Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

The carrier relies on eight Airbus A330s spread across the -200 and -300 equally, with four each.

Away from Airbus-produced aircraft, the carrier flies the Boeing 777-300ER. With six of these in service, this is the type that’ll be deployed towards the newly announced Shanghai service.

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