Further new operations to be established at Stockholm Arlanda – Nile Air to launch non-stop service to Cairo
Egypt’s second largest airline will establish operations at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and offer direct service to Cairo for the first time. Beginning in mid-June, Nile Air will fly twice weekly between the two capitals starting from the summer season.
The Egyptian carrier Nile Air is investing in the Swedish market and will set up operations at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The airline will launch a new direct route to Cairo in time for the Midsummer holiday, their first European route.
The new route is an important addition to the access available through Arlanda’s existing range of destinations, and there is demand for the route from businesses, holiday travellers and people flying to visit family and friends.
Sweden and Egypt have long maintained trade relations, and Egypt is an important trading partner with Sweden. A number of Swedish multinational companies with global operations, currently operate in Egypt. Egypt is also a popular destination for Swedish tourists and under normal circumstances, Egypt has around 100,000 Swedish tourists a year.
Starting June 18, 2022, Nile Air will serve the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Cairo International Airport (CAI) route twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. passengers can connect with other Nile Air destinations in Egypt, Sharm El Sheik, Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan, along with Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Sudan. Tickets are on sale.
About Nile Air
Nile Air is Egypt’s second largest airline, with a base at Cairo International Airport. It launched operations in March 2011, and its fleet consists of modern Airbus A320 and ِA321 aircraft with two cabins “Economy & Business”. The airline operates scheduled services to destinations in Egypt and the Middle East, the Arabian Gulf, Europe, Asia and Africa and is the largest private airline and the best in OTP, on time performance.
Swedavia’s work to achieve net zero
Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work for many years. All ten of its airports achieved the goal of zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations by year-end 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the switch to sustainable aviation fuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used for refuelling at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025. Swedavia’s climate transition work and pioneering work to operate climate-smart airports have won international awards, and in 2021 the trade organisation Airports Council International (ACI) named Stockholm Arlanda Airport Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year. Swedavia offers all travellers flying from one of its airports the option of buying biofuel for their entire journey or parts of it via flygreenfund.se/swedavia.
Swedavia complies with the authorities’ advice and recommendations on Covid-19. In addition, we comply with international aviation industry regulations. For information about the measures Swedavia has introduced for safe travel, see for example: swedavia.com/arlanda/before-your-journey.