Aviation news: Egypt Air widens reach to Japan


UGANDA (eTN) – Last week information was received that Egypt Air has operationalized a codeshare agreement for their 10 weekly flights between Cairo, Tokyo and Osaka with ANA, Japan’s successful international airline. Both being members of the global Star Alliance, the two carriers, of course – as all other Star members – always seek to find synergy effects to save costs and have clearly found it by codesharing on this route.

Information availed to this correspondent also tells the story that Egypt Air will be able to put their own flight numbers on ANA domestic services beyond Tokyo and Osaka, while ANA in turn is expected to benefit in turn for flights into the MK network beyond Cairo, in particular into Africa.

Egypt Air presently flies 3 times a week between Entebbe and Cairo but is also planning to increase this number next year. Nairobi and Dar es Salaam are the other Egypt Air destinations in the region.