Emirates ramps up services to Cairo

The new flights will be operated by a 360-seat Boeing 777-300ER.
Updated 18 August 2017
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Emirates ramps up services to Cairo

Emirates will increase capacity on its services to Egypt from Oct. 29, with the launch of four additional scheduled flights every week to Cairo.
The four new flights will increase the number of frequencies between the two cities to three each day, and take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Cairo to 21.
“Emirates is committed to offering customers more flight choices, which will enable them to seamlessly connect to points across the Middle East, Asia, Americas, Africa and Australia including Bahrain, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco, Cape Town, Entebbe, Melbourne, and Sydney; while experiencing the most comfortable and entertaining experience in the sky,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ senior vice president commercial operations for Africa.
He added: “We will continue to invest in Egypt, empowering the local economy and helping it expand its business and tourism presence.”
Similar to the current service between the two cities, the new flights will be operated by a 360-seat Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration featuring 8 private suites, 42 business class and 310 economy class seats; adding 1,440 seats each way per week on the route as well as 23 tons of additional capacity for cargo per flight.
The additional Dubai-Cairo flight EK 925 will leave Dubai at 8:50 p.m. and will arrive in Cairo at 11:05 p.m. The return flight, EK926, will depart Cairo at 12:45 a.m. and arrive in Dubai at 6:15 a.m.
“Customers traveling to and from Cairo can access more than 2,500 channels of visual and audio entertainment on the airline’s award-winning ice system, featuring the latest movies, music, audio books and games, as well as family-friendly products and services for children, including complimentary toys, kids’ meals and movies, priority boarding for families and the use of free strollers at Dubai International Airport,” a press release said.
It added that customers will experience hospitality from Emirates’ multinational cabin crew while enjoying regional and international cuisine, as well as complimentary beverages. They will also enjoy extra Emirates baggage allowance of up to 30kg in economy class, 40kg in business class and 50kg in first class.


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”