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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 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


Nile Air is the second largest airline and the largest private airline in Egypt. 


In 2013, Nile Air joined the Arab Air Carriers Organisation and the African Airlines Association in 2016 and received its AOC from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority permitting them to launch operations.


Nile Air 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.


Nile Air operates the largest and most modern fleet of Airbus A320-200 and Airbus A321-200 aircraft in Egypt. These modern Airbus aircraft were acquired to provide our guests, with the best onboard experience featuring state of the art design and technology and providing you with greater comfort, security, and efficiency during your journey. With the unique two-class product (business & economy class) and emphasis on regular upgrades to the aircraft interiors, the airline aims to provide our passengers with a superior flight experience.





Business Class passengers on Nile Air are offered 40kg of checked baggage on all flights to/from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Iraq.

Economy Class passengers 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.






21st March 2018

Nile Air announces it is considering several avenues to ensure its continued growth

Nile Air, Egypt’s largest privately owned airline, is exploring several avenues to ensure its continued growth in the challenging economic climate. The past year has seen a series of initiatives by Nile Air to cope with the difficult economic circumstances faced by the nation’s airlines. And the pace of change is due to be maintained in 2018. 25% of Nile Air's flights are domestic services, however, their most extensive section of the route map is between Egypt and Saudia Arabia with 13 routes to 10 Saudi destinations. 

Nile Air has expanded further afield with a new route to Istanbul and a second service to Port Sudan is the future. In addition, Nile Air has expaned by signing codeshare agreements with Flydubai and Pegasus Airlines of Turkey. 


19th October 2017

Nile Air celebrates 1 millionth passenger of 2017

Egypt's largest private airline, Nile Air, just celebrated its one millionth passenger in the first nine months of 2017 this week, breaking new grounds as Egypt's leading private full-service carrier. 

In just a few years since its foundation in 2006, the company has grown substantially to become the highest ranked airline in the Arab world in terms of growth, according to air travel intelligence company OAG. Additionally, the company still hopes to grow even more, covering more ground domestically and internationally. 

In a press release on Sunday, Ahmed Ali, CEO of Nile Air, stated, "Welcoming our one millionth passenger onboard one of our flights this week is a testament to the continued contribution the airline is making to grow air transportation to, from and within Egypt. 
We are proud to be Egypt’s leading private airline, with the vision to develop Egyptian aviation while driving economic growth through tourism, business and internal investments. We would also like to thank our clients who continue to travel on Nile Air, and we reaffirm our commitment to providing exceptional quality and service to both Egypt and our passengers.” 
Nile Air runs its operations fleet of modern Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft from Cairo International Airport and Alexandria’s Borg El Arab Airport, transporting its passengers to more than 20 destinations, with around 500 flights a month, both domestic and international. 

Flight destinations within Egypt include Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan, while international flights are provided to Africa, the Middle East, the Arabian Gulf and Southern Europe.



June 2017

Nile Air annoucned it had purchased latest airbus planes A321neo

Nile Air company has requested to purchase the most recent single-aisle airbus planes, model A321neo. The company made the purchase request to the European manufacturing company for the model A321ceo in April, as an upgrade from A321neo. A321neo airbus will provide “new levels of comfort and longer flight time.” The company’s goal is to show their commitment to operation of the latest fleets of aircrafts from their Egyptian headquarters.

The airplane will contain 220 seats in business and economy cabins. The new flexibility and abilities of the A321neo will allow Nile Air increase and expand the company’s flights to Europe, the Middle East and local destinations in Egypt.

The new plane is equipped with the latest amenities, including comfortable seats, advanced technology for entertainment and the latest technology in flying.



March 2017

Nile Air announced it was launching a new route connecting Cairo with the Saudi Arabian city of Ha'il from June 15th 2017 

The new route complements Nile Air’s existing and extensive network to Saudi Arabia, with services to eleven destinations in the Kingdom and offers its passengers a convenient access point to north-western Saudi Arabia. With the addition of this service, Nile Air will offer a total of 14 scheduled services between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which solidifies its position as having the most extensive network of routes between both countries. The new three times weekly route will operate every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, starting from June 2017 to coincide with the start of the Summer travel season. In May 2017, Nile Air announced it had converted two orders for the A321-200ceo to the A321neo. It now has five A320ceo, one A321ceo and two A321neo on order.



September 2016

Latest figures showed Nile Air to be Egypt's fastest growing airline and the largest private airline based in the country

This summer, Nile Air operated 90% more flights when compared to last year, firmly indicating the airline’s commitment to developing air travel to & from Egypt by attracting greater investment & tourism to the country. Nile Air is renown as the second largest independent airline in Egypt, with a network that spans across the Middle East, Africa, Gulf and Europe. Nile Air began operating in 2012 in order to enhance connection links in the North African region and to offer passengers a safe, enjoyable and pleasant experience with the best of true Egyptian hospitality. The new services will play an important role in developing tourism to Upper Egypt by offering Egyptians living in Cairo and international visitors, quick and conveniently scheduled flights to the historical cities. Services started from 2016 to coincide with the holiday season.

Nile Air is Egypt’s leading private full service carrier which operates scheduled services from Cairo and Alexandria to emerging airports in the North-African region. The airline has dedicated staff to ensure the passengers’ journeys are safe and comfortable. Nile Air has the highest on-time performance for all airlines in Egypt for 2015 and 2016, at over 90%, ensuring of guests arrive at their destination on time.

From 2016, Nile Air expanded it’s networks by launching domestic services to the Ancient Egyptian cities of Thebes “Luxor & Aswan”. Following the successful launch of the flights from Cairo to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada this summer. Flights from Cairo and Luxor operate 3 times a week (Monday, Thursday and Friday). Flights from Cairo to Aswan will be connected 2 times per week (Monday and Friday).




Popular Routes


Cairo Alexandria


Yanbu Cairo


Jeddah Alexandria


Alexandria Basra


Baghdad Cairo


Alexandria Jizan





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Airbus A320-200


Airbus A321-200





Cairo International Airport


HUB 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, AMC Airlines, EgyptAir Express, Nesma 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 and Qatar Airways.









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