SEPANG – Egypt Air, the national carrier of Egypt has commenced its operations to Kuala Lumpur after a six months absence. Effective today, Egypt Air offers daily service flying on the Cairo – Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur route.

The inclusion of Egypt Air takes the number of Middle Eastern airlines serving KL International Airport (KLIA) to 12, offering connections to various capital cities in the Middle East. The other Middle Eastern airlines flying to KLIA are Iran Air, Emirates, Gulf Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Kuwait Airways, Yemenia Yemen Airways, Mahan Air, Oman Air and Royal Jordanian.

Egypt Air is the 59th international airline operating at KLIA and Malaysia Airports is confident in attracting more airlines to fly to Malaysia with its relentless marketing effort.

In today’s welcome reception, Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports led the Malaysian delegates in greeting and presenting the arriving passengers of Flight 960 from Cairo with souvenirs from Malaysia Airports and Tourism Malaysia. Also present were His Excellency Mohamed Saad Ibrahim Ebeid (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Arab Republic of Egypt) and Mr. Maher Elalfy (Country Manager – Egypt Air). The flight from Cairo to Kuala Lumpur via Bangkok takes approximately 11 hours.

Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad said, “Malaysia Airports is thrilled to welcome back Egypt Air to KLIA. We are confident that the airline will have a fruitful and successful operation to Kuala Lumpur. Egypt Air’s presence will further multiply the connectivity at KLIA, particularly to Middle East countries.”