(Yicai) Nov. 17 -- Egyptair, Egypt flag carrier and Africa's first airline, has completed its first non-stop passenger flight between Cairo and Shanghai.
EgyptAir flight MS 951 landed at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport yesterday. MS 952, the return flight, took off early today.
Egyptair plans to operate three flights to Shanghai every week and hopes to increase the rate to one a day next year, The Paper reported today, citing Mohamed Khaled Fouad, general manager of Egyptair China.
Set up in 1932, Egyptair entered the Chinese market in 2003, operating flights between Cairo and Beijing before launching routes to Guangzhou in 2009 and Hangzhou in 2019. It has 16 flights to China a week, including seven to Guangzhou and three each to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou.
The airline is also looking at new destinations in the Chinese market, with Shenzhen next on its radar, while also staying focused on increasing the number of flights on the Cairo-Shanghai route, Fouad noted.
Editor: Martin Kadiev