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Nile Air is an Egyptian airline based at Cairo International Airport which operates scheduled services to destinations in the Middle East, Egypt, Persian Gulf, Southern Europe and Africa.

The airline is Egypt's leading private full-service carrier operating scheduled services from Cairo and Alexandria to emerging airports in the region with a fleet of modern Airbus A320-200 aircraft.

The airline is the second-largest airline and the largest private airline in Egypt.

Nile Air offers a two-class product (business & economy class) and regularly upgrades the aircraft interiors to ensure the highest standards are always maintained. The airline aims to provide passengers with a superior flight experience.

Baggage Policy

Business Class: Offered 40kg of checked baggage on all flights to/from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Iraq.

Economy Class: on the same flights are offered 30kg of checked baggage.

Unchecked baggage is 7kg and infants are entitled to 10kg of checked baggage.

Passengers with checked baggage exceeding the allowance will be liable to pay excess baggage fees.

Cabin Classes

Nile Air officially operates 2 cabin classes - Economy and Business. The majority of seats onboard the aircraft are in Economy, with just 8 seats in Business.

Economy Class

The economy-class cabin aims to provide low-cost value, while also exceeding expectations.

Economy Class Facilities

The airline offers a full-service product, with beverages and meals, as well as your baggage allowance included in the price of an economy ticket. This means you won’t need to pay extra fees for baggage allowance.

Economy Class Seating

The airline operates a young and modern fleet. In economy, you can expect comfortable seating with generous recline and padded headrests.

Business Class

There are 8 seats in the separate Business cabin, giving an exclusive and private feel.

Business Class Facilities

Benefits of travelling business include dedicated business class check-in counters and priority baggage collection. Business Class guests are also entitled to a generous luggage allowance.

At the airline’s base in Cairo and most international destinations, business passengers can enjoy access to the premium lounge where they can choose to relax before departure.

Nile Air services a wide selection of fresh and delicious hot meals on every flight in Business Class.

Business Class Seating

Business seats have a pitch of 42 inches and are upholstered in fine padded leather. Passengers can select where they sit when booking, and are assured either a window seat or an aisle seat.


For domestic flights in Egypt, you'll need to be checked in at least 1 hour before departure - boarding closes 25 minutes before takeoff. For international flights with Nile Air, it's recommended that you be checked in at least 4 hours before the scheduled flight departure time.

Online Check-In

Online check-in for Nile Air flights is available on Nile Air's official website. You can check in online 48 hours before a domestic flight departure and 24 hours before an international flight departure.

Airport Check-In

You can check in at the airport by using the self-service kiosks or going to Nile Air's ticket counter. It's recommended that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart to allow you enough time to check in. Avoid queues when checking in at the airport by checking in online or via the airline's app instead.

For domestic flights, counter check-in opens 1 hour before takeoff. For international flights, counter check-in opens 75 minutes before takeoff.

Mobile Check-In

Nile Air has an app that you can use to check in for your flight via your mobile device. The app is available on the Google Play Store.

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Destinations that Nile Air flies to

The airline operates to the following destinations including Abha, Al Ain, Alexandria, Baghdad, Basra, Buraidah, Cairo, Hofuf, Istanbul, Hurghada, Jeddah, Istanbul, Jizan, Kuwait City, Sakakah, Ta'if, Tabuk, Yanbu, Sharm el-Sheikh, Port Sudan and many others.

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Hub Airport

Cairo International Airport

Cairo International Airport is the international airport of Cairo and the busiest in Egypt and serves as the primary hub for Egyptair. The airport also acts as a hub for Air Cairo, Air Go AMC Airlines, EgyptAir Express, Nesma AirlinesAlMasria Universal Airlines and soon-to-be SkyBird Airlines. 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, Joon, Lufthansa, Middle East Airlines, Sudan Airways, Royal Falcon, Oman Air and Qatar Airways. Air Sphinx may fly to Cairo International Airport.