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Direct flights from Spain to Egypt’s Cairo and Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel, Photo by Dmitrii Zhodzishskii

Air Europa and EgyptAir to offer direct flights from Spain to Egypt

Before Easter, a new double charter operation for flights to Egypt will commence as SamaTravel and Air Europa have entered into a cooperation agreement.

From Madrid to Cairo

As per the agreement, SamaTravel is set to enhance its airline services from Madrid, Spain by launching exclusive new flights to Egypt’s Capital Cairo. Starting from Monday, April 3, these flights will depart from Madrid every week, positioning itself as “the primary provider of cultural tourism to Egypt from Spain.”

The flights are scheduled to arrive in Cairo and depart from Luxor, or vice versa, enabling travelers to plan an eight-day itinerary, with three nights in the Egyptian capital and four nights exploring the Nile.

Flights from Spain to Abu Simbel

EgyptAir to operate flights from Spain to Egypt's Abu Simbel
EgyptAir to operate flights from Spain to Egypt’s Abu Simbel. EgyptAir is the flag carrier airline of Egypt and the main airline company in the country. Founded in 1932, it operates flights to over 75 destinations worldwide, including Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America. EgyptAir has a modern fleet of over 70 aircraft, including Boeing and Airbus planes, and offers a range of in-flight services and amenities to its passengers. The airline has its main hub at Cairo International Airport and is a member of the Star Alliance network. Photo by Nassim Wahba.

The Spanish tour operator is set to promote direct international flights to Abu Simbel, which has previously only been known for its domestic flights. By being the first company worldwide to operate from this airport, Spain will also become the first country to offer direct international flights to Abu Simbel.

EgyptAir, the primary airline of Egypt, has scheduled flights departing from several cities in Spain starting on Thursday, April 6.

Cairo tourism

Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, has a well-established tourism infrastructure that caters to millions of visitors each year. The city offers a wide range of accommodation options, from budget hostels to luxury hotels, as well as various modes of transportation, such as taxis, buses, and trains.

Flights from Madrid to Cairo to be launched on 2023 April
Flights from Madrid to Cairo are to be launched on 2023 April. Flights from Madrid to Cairo are a popular choice for travelers visiting Egypt from Spain. The distance between the two cities is approximately 3,276 kilometers (2,035 miles), and flight durations can vary from around 4 hours and 30 minutes to 5 hours and 30 minutes depending on the airline and any layovers. Photo by Sherif Moharram

In addition, Cairo has numerous tourist attractions, including ancient monuments, museums, markets, and mosques, making it a popular destination for both cultural and leisure tourism.

Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel is an archaeological site in southern Egypt, located on the western bank of Lake Nasser. It is famous for its two massive rock temples, built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BCE, and is considered one of the most impressive and well-preserved ancient monuments in the world.

Direct flights to Cairo

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