Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is a historian’s paradise, with an abundance of pyramids, temples, and ancient ruins. There is much to see in the “Triumphant City” – palaces of pharaohs, sprawling necropolises, and centuries-old villages are just some of them. At the markets select the finest carpets, spices, and perfumes, before sampling hibiscus tea at the cafés.
Start your Cairene journey at Cairo International Airport, in the suburb of Heliopolis, where the Egyptian Presidential Palace is located. Choose from French, English, and Egyptian lounges, where you can relax while you wait for your flight. Banks, pharmacies, and Wi-Fi facilities are also available on-site.
Book your Cairo flights from London on EgyptAir, the country’s flag carrier. One of the first airlines in the world, it has received the ISO 9001 certification for its in-flight services, guaranteeing the finest quality of food and beverages served aboard. Request Halal, Kosher, Hindu, or vegetarian meals during the flight. EgyptAir is especially attentive to health needs, offering services for the visually-impaired, wheelchair-bound, and those in need of therapeutic oxygen.
Reserve a seat with BMI Airlines, and travel to Cairo from London Heathrow. Striving to give the “best possible customer service and value,” expect the lowest fares while on BMI. Movies, online games, and its “Voyager” magazine keep you entertained. Culinary offerings such as chicken on malted bread, cheese-and-tomato “toasties,” and sausage-and-egg paninis will keep you well-fed.
British Airways has Cairo flights, as well. Enjoy selections such as Thai Salmon with Singapore noodles, Stir Fried Chicken with Chilli Plum Sauce, and Foccacia with cream cheese and roasted vegetables from the food cart. Fly on World Traveller economy class on this award-winning airline, and fly in comfort with blankets, socks, and other amenities to keep you comfortable throughout the trip.