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Air Cairo is a Low Cost Airline based in Cairo, Egypt. Air Cairo flies to 37 destinations across Egypt, the Middle East and Europe, including Saudi Arabia, Italy and Germany. Its main base is Cairo International Airport and is a subsidiary of Egypt Air, which flies to 80 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Baggage Policy

Air Cairo baggage allowance is free of cost for weight up to 30 Kg for all destinations, and for Europe it the Air Cairo baggage allowance is up to 23 Kg. Air Cairo allows carrying one hand baggage on board including one laptop.

Carry-on Baggage

Business Class - 2 Bags of hand luggage each with a maximum weight of 8 kg and one personal bag.

Economy Class - Passengers can carry hand luggage with the weight up to 8 kg and along with one personal bag.

Checked Baggage

Business Class - 2 pieces of baggage each with a maximum weight of 32 kg (70 lbs) and maximum dimensions of 158 cm.

Economy Class - 2 pieces of baggage each with a maximum weight of 23 kg (50 lbs) and maximum dimensions of 158 cm.


Air Cairo passengers can check in online prior to their flight departure. Alternatively, Air Cairo passengers can also check in at the airport.

Online Check-in

Online check-in for Air Cairo opens 48 hours before the scheduled departure and closes 90 minutes prior to the flight departure time. As boarding gates close 30 minutes before flight departure, passengers are advised to arrive for security checks and boarding no later than 45 minutes prior to flight departure time. There are many benefits to checking-in online for your Air Cairo flights, including the ability to select a seat of your preference, check in your luggage, and request any special assistance.

Airport Check-in

The airport check in for Air Cairo international flights opens 3 hours before, and closes 1 hour prior to scheduled departure at the airport. The airport check in for Air Cairo domestic flights opens 2 hours before, and closes 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure at the airport. It is important to note that boarding gates close 30 minutes prior to departure at all airports.

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Destinations that Air Cairo flies to

Air Cairo announced that in the summer of 2019 it will be introducing scheduled flights between Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) and Belgrade (Serbia). Air Cairo has plans to work closely with Air Serbia, and may eventually include a codeshare agreement between the two airlines. Air Serbia will also be resuming year-round operations between Belgrade and Cairo. Click here to find out all the destinations that Air Cairo flies to.

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Hub Airport

Cairo International Airport is the busiest airport in Egypt. It serves as a hub for multiple airlines such as Air Cairo, AMC Airlines, AlMasria Universal Airlines, EgyptAir Express, Nesma AirlinesAlexandria Airlines, and Nile Air. The airport has three runaways and can handle nearly 18 million passengers every year. Other airlines which fly to and from Cairo International Airport include Aeroflot, Alitalia, British Airways, Emirates, Gulf Air, Lufthansa, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways and soon to be SkyBird Airlines.


18th May 2018

Air Cairo deal with an unruly passenger

Air Cairo was put in a difficult situation earlier this week when they had to contend with a passenger assaulting a crew member on an Air Cairo flight which was flying from Hurghada beach resort town in Egypt to Hanover in Germany. The other crew members dealt with the other crew members and passengers to overpower the unruly traveller and tied him to a seat to ensure the safety of the flight. The 27-year-old passenger was later handed over to the German federal police on landing at Hanover International Airport. The assault was caused by the man locking himself in a toilet cubicle to smoke, breaking airline violations. When the flight attendent worked to remove him, the assault occurred. Well done Air Cairo for dealing with this situation!


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