Egyptair returns to Japan, targets Brazil

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The airline company EgyptAir will return to Japan at the start of the school year, with two flights per week between Cairo And Tokyo. And it will launch its first flights to Sao Pauloon a charter basis pending possible scheduled flights.

From September 12, 2023, the Egyptian national company will offer two flights per week between its base in Cairo and the airport of Tokyo Narita, operated by Boeing 777-300ER that can accommodate 49 passengers in Business class and 297 in Economy. Departures are scheduled according to AeroRoutes Tuesday and Thursday at 11:45 p.m. to arrive the next day at 6:30 p.m., return flights leaving the Japanese capital Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 p.m. to land the next day at 4:30 a.m.

EgyptAir will have no competition on this route, for which it has no codeshare agreement.

The company of Star Alliance will also test demand to Brazil at the start of the school year, setting up four charter flights from Cairo to Sao Paulo-Guarulhos. They will be operated on September 2, 16 and 30 in 787-9 Dreamliner (30+279) with, according to the same source, departures at 11:55 p.m. (arrival the next day at 7:20 a.m.) and returns two days later at 4:00 a.m. (arrival at 10:35 p.m.).

No competition there either for EgyptAir, Sao Paulo being already connected to Africa by LATAM Brasil (whose flights to Johannesburg will resume at the beginning of September), TAAG Angola Airlines (from Luanda) more at the start of the next winter season by South African Airways (from Cape Town and Johannesburg).

When these charter flights were unveiled in the spring, they were to be operated on behalf of MasterFlights, with connections beyond the two cities.

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