Hello Washington With Love EgyptAir

Gallivant Africa

This month, EgyptAir launches its new route to Dulles Airport in Washington DC, North America. Washington, DC is EgyptAir’s second US destination after New York, and third in North America after Toronto.

“We are confident that there is huge potential for EgyptAir to compete in Washington and expand to daily service in the near future,” says captain Mohamed Raafat Elyan, vice-chairman of EgyptAir, at a launch event at Washington Dulles airport.

Washington is the airline’s second new destination in 2019 after Kigali, Rwanda, which it began serving in April. EgyptAir is already looking at further growth in North America but its immediate focus remains on the new Dulles service.

“When you have one new route like Washington, it is better to have daily service before you go to another destination,” he says.

Both Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles are hubs for EgyptAir’s Star Alliance and codeshare partner United Airlines.

EgyptAir is the latest new international carrier at growing Dulles airport. Alitalia began service from Rome in May, and TAP Air Portugal will begin service from Lisbon later in June.

Operator Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) aims to grow traffic at Dulles to at least 30 million annual passengers, from 24.1 million in 2018, over the medium term. Growth is coming from both hub carrier United, which is considering adding more domestic connections over the airport, and new international carriers.

Miriro Matema
the authorMiriro Matema
Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people that call Africa home while exploring their food and culture. Miriro is currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa

Leave a Reply

Curious about the Africa's travel industry and the forces that are changing it?
We offer a quick and entertaining look at the week’s most fascinating travel news on the continent. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!
Marketing by