Nile Air is an Egyptian private airline offering integrated services in the field of air transport. It was launched in March 2011 with a capital of 200 million Egyptian pounds and it belongs to Al Tayyar Travel Group. The airline's main headquarter is in Cairo and Cairo International Airport is the main hub for its operations. Nile Air takes Burj Al Arab International Airport in Alexandria and King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah as secondary airports for its aviation operations.
Nile Air is considered the third airline in Egypt after Egypt Air and Egyptian International Airline. It is Egypt’s largest private airline, and the fastest growing private airlines that takes Egypt as its base. It operates flights to more than 20 destinations in 7 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. It strives to increase its domestic destinations in Egypt constantly as well as a regional air carrier covering international destinations in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
Business Class: It strives to offer Business class passengers a unique travel experience from regular Business class on board other airlines. The following are the top features that Nile Air offers to Business class passengers:
Nile Air fleet consists of Airbus; A321 and A320 models. The young fleet is going to increase the number of aircrafts in the upcoming years since it has signed a number of agreements to purchase new aircrafts.
Nile Air baggage policy features flexibility as it offers extra weight for checked and carry-on baggage more than normally permitted by many private airlines.
Passengers on Business class are allowed 40 kgs of checked baggage and Economy class passengers are eligible for 30 kgs of checked baggage. Irrespective of their class, passengers on board Nile Air are eligible to carry 7 kgs to their cabins along with a bag of upto 10 kgs for passengers travelling with an infant.
With respect to Nile Air general rules of luggage:
Nile Air also charges fees on excess weights and the cost varies based on the final destination.
Nile Air offers several services associated with basic travel services, such as:
Wheelchairs are offered to facilitate travel of physically challenged individuals. It is offered in 3 different cases:
Wheelchair services should be requested during the booking process through Nile Air website or any other booking agent.Wheelchair services incur additional charges.
Nile Air provides escort service for unaccompanied minors to arrive at their final destinations safely and to reassure their families that the children are taken care of by trained staff.
Travel of Children 5 to 11 years of age:
Note: Escort service is not available for children under the age of five to travel without an accompanying adult above 12 years of age.
Al Tayyar Travel Group signed a contract with Airbus to buy 9 aircrafts of Airbus A321 model.
The establishment of the company as an Egyptian joint stock company, owned by the "Al Tayyar Travel Group".
It was launched officially and it commenced operations.
It joined Arab Air Carriers Organization to become the 31st member of the organization.
It launched a new route from Cairo to Jeddah to strengthen its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It signed a deal to purchase two aircrafts of Airbus A320 model to expand it fleet size.
It celebrated five years of its first flight from Egypt to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Also, Nile Air announced the commencement of domestic flights in Egypt. In addition, it continues to expand its fleet, so it signed a partnership agreement with Lufthansa to enhance meals.
It keeps growing by launching new routes in Egypt, Gulf Cooperation Countries, Middle East, Africa, and Europe.