Egypt Air soars ahead

Leadership should be dynamic, progressive, innovative and competitive, says Wael Ahmed Fuad Gaber, General Manager – India & Sri Lanka, Egypt Air.

Hazel Jain

Egypt has traditionally been one of India’s most important trading partners in the African continent. Moreover, the India-Egypt bilateral trade agreement has been in operation since March 1978 and is based on the ‘Most Favoured Nation’ clause. Ever since then, Egypt Air has grown consistently in air traffic services to and from Cairo. Speaking about how the India market has performed for Egypt Air so far, Wael Ahmed Fuad Gaber, General Manager – India & Sri Lanka, Egypt Air, says, “As of date, we have four flights per week between Cairo-Mumbai-Cairo. From April 1, 2020, we will see the addition of the fifth flight Cairo-Mumbai-Cairo operating on Friday of every week. This shows the growth in the number of passengers travelling between India and Egypt.” Not just this, the airline will proudly witness the addition of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in 2020 to its fleet. “Being a member of Star Alliance, we have captured many European destinations along with USA, Canada, and Australia,” Gaber adds.

As of date, we have four flights per week between Cairo-Mumbai-Cairo; from April 1, we will see addition of the fifth – Wael Ahmed Fuad Gaber

As a niche airline, Egypt Air needs to constantly innovate while facing challenges globally. “As of date, all airlines globally face a challenge, be it competitive fares, types of aircraft used, and most importantly, ensuring on-time performance (unless disturbed by weather conditions),” Gaber adds. Perhaps what separates it from the rest is the right leadership. “Yes, leadership should be dynamic, progressive, innovative and competitive,” he remarks.

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