EgyptAir operates special flight to Australia

EgyptAir operates special flight to Australia

EgyptAir operates special flight to Australia. The airline has been operating several repatriation flights. EgyptAir is operating a repatriation flight carrying Australians to Sydney. The return flight will fly to Cairo directly making it one of the airline’s longest flight operated.

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EgyptAir in Australia

EgyptAir operates special flight to Australia. The airline used to operate to Australia with a flight to Sydney operating from Cairo with a stopover at Singapore. It used to use its A340 aircraft to operate this flight.

EgyptAir to operate a repatriation flight to Australia using a B787-9
EgyptAir is using its B787-9 to fly to Australia and back. Photo: EgyptAir

EgyptAir is now flying to Sydney repatriating Australian citizens from Africa. The airline has used its B787-9 registered as SU-GEW for this journey. The aircraft is less than a year old. At the time of writing the aircraft has arrived at Sydney.

The flight flew to Sydney with a stop at Manila. The return flight from Sydney will fly non-stop to Cairo. The flight schedule is as below.

Flight NoRouteDep ArrAircraftDate
MS3054CAI-MNL06:4523:30B789April 25
MS3055MNL-SYD00:3010:10B789April 26
MS3056SYD-CAI13:0022:55B789April 27
Flight Schedule of EgyptAir repatriation flight to Australia

The airline had initially filed for flying to Sydney and had changed it to Brisbane a few days later but had flown to Sydney as planned initially.

The flight from Cairo to Manila is set to cover 5,705 miles with the Manila- Sydney leg to cover 3,879 miles. The flight from Sydney to Cairo is set to cover 9,950 miles taking around 17:55 hours to complete the journey using the B787-9. The total journey distance is set to be over 19,000 miles.

Map of EgyptAir repatriation flight to Australia
EgyptAir B787-9 will fly to Sydney from Cairo via Manila and return to Cairo non-stop. Image: GC Mapper

This will be one of the airlines longest flight operated till date. It is unknown as of now if the airline will be repatriating Egyptians on the way home. It is unlikely the case as EgyptAir is flying to Red Sea’s Marsa Alam for quarantine purposes. If the airline is carrying its citizens from Australia is would be scheduled to fly to Marsa Alam.

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Repatriation flight

EgyptAir is operating several repatriation flights to get its citizens back home. The airline has been operating repatriation flights since March in an effort to bring back its citizens back to Egypt.

The flights are flown to Marsa Alam which is a resort chosen by the government for quarantine purposes. EgyptAir on April 17th returned around 200 Egyptians from Canada.

EgyptAir B777-300ER
EgyptAir has been operating several repatriation flights to get its citizens back using its wide body aircraft. Photo: EgyptAir

The airline also operated to Bangkok and then to Kuala Lumpur back to Egypt. Its affiliate Air Cairo has operated to Athens and then Belgrade and back to Marsa Alam.

The airlines organised flights from Bahrain, Algeria, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Casablanca and Amsterdam, transporting a total 662 passengers back to Egypt.

The airline is also set to operate two flights to Washington DC the next month for the repatriation of its citizens.

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Conclusion

EgyptAir has been operating several flights to bring back its citizens. The airline is also operating charter flights for repatriation services. EgyptAir will fly to Australia after almost a decade. This flight back to Cairo will be one for the history books and it will be one of the longest flights the airline has operated.

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