When you hear the word Cairo, you probably think of the ancient Pyramids and the Sphinx.
And now exploring Egypt’s breathtaking attractions from Malta just got easier.
Air Malta is broadening its horizons, with the launch of a new twice-weekly service to Cairo.
The airline will operate flights from Luqa every Thursday and Sunday from now until next summer.
It said it hopes to increase the service to three flights a week in due course.
The decision marks a welcome return to the Egyptian capital for Air Malta, which axed the Cairo route 12 years ago.
The airline’s chief executive Clifford Chetcuti told 89.7 Bay: ‘In our first year of operations we are planning to carry 25,000 passengers.
‘Flight timings have been specifically planned to offer our customers in Egypt and in Europe connecting possibilities in Malta onto other Air Malta flights from and to several European airports.’
Malta’s tourism minister said the new service was great news for travellers.
Konrad Mizzi said: ‘The opening of this new route is an important step in Air Malta’s Mediterranean strategy.
‘Air Malta is being transformed into a regional carrier which directly supports the development of Malta as a centre for trade, business and travel.’
Back in July, British Airways suspended their flights to Cairo for a week ‘as a security precaution’ as they reviewed security at the Egyptian capital’s airport.