In just over 5 hours, flights to Cairo transport you to the edge of Africa’s and Middle East’s largest metropolis. The 14-mile journey to the downtown and Nile-side hotels is a memorable introduction to the all-day, all-night bustle of the city.
The Cairo part of your Egypt holiday should start with a visit to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, where the treasures of Tutankhamun and the mummies of the great pharaohs are displayed – alongside 12,000 other unique artefacts. The museum is close to Tahrir Square, where the modern history of this pivotal city unfolded in the revolution of 2011.
In just over 5 hours, you fly over the southeastern tip of the Mediterranean to the delta of the river that created modern civilisation – the Nile. The Nile runs through the heart of the city still and its shaded walkways and bridges offer a respite from the frenetic streets.
British Airways offers daily flights to Cairo’s international airport, situated close to the ancient Roman city of Heliopolis. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly.
Fly to Cairo International Airport (CAI) non-stop from London Heathrow (LHR) with British Airways and arrive refreshed in one of the world’s iconic cities. With British Airways, you can check in for your flight online or via your mobile phone and can also choose your seat up to 24 hours in advance*.
*Free seat selection 24 hours in advance is not available if you are travelling on a hand baggage only (Basic) fare.
Cairo International Airport is northeast of the city, around 9.3 miles from the city’s business district. Take the air-conditioned shuttle bus (you can book in arrivals) or a fixed-rate taxi to negotiate Cairo’s lively traffic.
There is huge investment going into Cairo’s airport. The building is a reflection of the city itself in its mix of premium western brands and local crafts and food. Cairo International has been praised for being one of the world’s most improved airports in terms of passenger service.
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