Hainan Airlines to return to Africa with flights to Cairo

From January 21, 2024, China’s Hainan Airlines will commence flights from Shenzhen Baoan International Airport (SZX) to Cairo International Airport (CAI).

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The move marks the carrier’s return to the Egyptian market, as well as Africa, where it previously operated a direct route to Cairo from Beijing Capital International Airport. The service, inaugurated in November 2010, concluded the following year after the 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

The carrier last offered regular scheduled service to Africa more than ten years ago with flights between Beijing and Angola’s capital Luanda, operating via Abu Dhabi.