EgyptAir inaugurates connection between Cairo and Douala

Published: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 18:04

Egyptair, made its first flight to Cameroon on July 21, 2019. This inaugural flight is part of the relaunch of the Egyptian airline’s flights to the big cities of African states. The airline announces the opening of a new route between Cairo and Douala, extending its flights to Chad.

 

Egyptair, made its first flight to Cameroon on July 21, 2019. This inaugural flight is part of the relaunch of the Egyptian airline’s flights to the major cities of African states. It announces the opening of a new route between Cairo and Douala, extending its flights to Chad.

Since July 21, 2019, the Egyptian national airline has been offering three flights a week between its base in Cairo and Douala International Airport, operated by Airbus A320 which can accommodate 16 passengers in Business Class and 129 in Economy. Departures are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 8:15 am to arrive at 11:25 am in N'Djamena, leaving at 12:10 pm and landing at 2:05 pm; return flights leave Cameroon at 2:50 pm and Chad at 5:30 pm to land at 10:30 pm. Egyptair is without competition on this road,

As a reminder, the launch of this flight reflects the implementation of negotiations for the renewal of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement to allow free exchange between the two States which took place from March 04 and 05 2019 at the premises of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority.

It was a question of revising the Air Agreement between Cameroon and Egypt in accordance with the Yamoussoukro Decision of November 14, 1999 and approved by the Assembly of Heads of State of Governments of the African Union (AU) in July 2000. This was therefore an opportunity for both parties to update this Bilateral Agreement to allow free access to the market, and to the fifth freedom traffic rights for scheduled air services between the two countries.

These exchanges led to a consensus with the implementation of certain measures, in particular on operating capacity, tariffs and deadlines. Thus it was agreed that the designated airlines of both parties are allowed to operate unlimited frequencies respectively for passenger and or cargo flights without restriction of type or capacity of the aircraft. 

It should be recalled that Cameroon and the Arab Republic of Egypt have been bound by a bilateral air services agreement since March 10, 1999 an agreement which was ratified by Cameroon on August 10, 1999.

Signing of a bilateral air service agreement between Cameroon and Egypt at the CCAA headquarters

This line will be added to the list of current destinations in Africa, such as Algiers, Abidjan, Addis - Abeba, Accra, Casablanca, Nairobi, Lagos, Kigali, Juba and Tunis among others as well as those offered by its code-sharing partners, including Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways.