The Cairo-based carrier and Star Alliance member was established in 1932 on May 7 and was the first airline serving the Middle East and Africa at the time. Today it flies to 70 destinations in 60 countries around the world, carrying more than 11 million passengers every year. The carrier began flights to Athens in 1958.
During the event, Egyptair Regional Director for Greece and Cyprus Salah Tawfic and AIA Director of Communications and Marketing Ioanna Papadopoulou cut the birthday cake for the carrier’s 86th anniversary.
“Through team work and with the support of our associates we have managed to overcome many challenges and difficulties. The people of AIA have offered their significant support during the last few years; today’s celebration would not be possible without their valuable help,” Tawfic said.
In 2017 Egyptair carried more than 112,000 passengers between Greece and Egypt through two daily flights connecting Athens with Cairo and two weekly flights between the Greek capital and Alexandria.
“Egyptair is an important valuable associate, offering connections with significant destinations such as Cairo and Alexandria, with which Greece shares numerous common elements of culture and history,” Ioanna Papadopoulou said. “The carrier is also enhancing Athens’ connectivity with the important market of Africa… Our exceptional collaboration will further be enhanced in the future,” she added.
A raffle was also held during the event, which revealed two lucky passengers that won a round-trip business class ticket each, for the destination of their preference within Egyptair’s network.