Air Cairo will fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan

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Air Cairo will fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan

Post by crewmeal » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:07 pm

From October Air Cairo will fly the above route for those planning a visit to the great temple.

Air Cairo in the GDS and OAG filed operational schedule, which would see the airline operate Abu Simbel – Aswan route. The airline’s schedule filing currently lists service on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 02OCT19, with Embraer E170 aircraft.

SM325 ASW0900 – 0930ABS E70 34
SM327 ASW1200 – 1230ABS E70 34
SM329 ASW1500 – 1530ABS E70 34

SM326 ABS1030 – 1100ASW E70 34
SM328 ABS1330 – 1400ASW E70 34
SM330 ABS1630 – 1700ASW E70 34

(courtesy of routesonline)



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Re: Air Cairo will fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan

Post by newcastle » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:57 pm

Are these any cheaper, or more convenient, than the existing Egyptair flights?

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Re: Air Cairo will fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan

Post by crewmeal » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:19 pm

Not sure about the cost as I can't find anything from ther usual sources, but it seems they only fly on Wed/Thur according to the timetable. The timings aren't good unless you want to stay the night as the first flight lands in Abu Simbel at 09.30.

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Re: Air Cairo will fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan

Post by newcastle » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:46 pm

Assuming you only want to a couple of hours at Abu Simbel - more than enough really - then the timings look ok for a day trip from Aswan.

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Re: Air Cairo will fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan

Post by A-Four » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:51 pm

My advise here Crewmeal would be to avoid this company at all cost.

Air Cairo is a joint venture by Egypt Air and the National Bank of Egypt, in other words profit is more important than safety. Last year this company was banned from flying to or from Germany due to what the authorities there called "regulatory violations".

There are enough risks these days in Egypt, without taking unnecessary additional ones. :wi .

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Re: Air Cairo will fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan

Post by crewmeal » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:30 pm

I've done the trip to Abu Simbel years ago and endured the 4 hour coach journey. Once is enough, but for those who want to see it at sunrise it's either a night there or a coach journey.

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Re: Air Cairo will fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan

Post by BENNU » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:53 pm

crewmeal wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:30 pm
for those who want to see it at sunrise it's either a night there or a coach journey.
- Or both, Abu Simbel is a surprisingly nice place to spend a couple of days.

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Re: Air Cairo will fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan

Post by carrie » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:34 am

Might just do that a couple of days in Abu Simbel sounds great.

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Re: Air Cairo will fly to Abu Simbel from Aswan

Post by Yildez » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:34 am

In February 2013 I went to Abu Simbel from Aswan by car, kindly organised for me by Mr Ahmed Balal of Petra (now Oceanus) Travel, with a colleague. We had to go by convoy, but I was able to sleep and woke up with the dawn, which was amazing! Very comfortable and not particularly expensive. However, if I went again I would DEFINITELY stay overnight - visiting the temples after 3.30 when most of the visitors have gone, and again at dawn the next morning.

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