Nile Air started its operations in 2011, although it was established as a low cost airline in Egypt (LCC) in 2006. The main shareholder of the firm is Dr. Nasse r Al Tayyar (former chairman of Al Tayyar Group, operating in Saudi Arabia) with a 40% share. Although the main hub of the airline is the Cairo International Airport, there are also flights from the Borg El Arab Airport. Nile air also makes charter flights.
Nile Air has the youngest and most modern airline fleet in Egypt. In addition to this feature, it has more than 90% ‘On-Time Performance’ in Egypt and cheap air tickets taht preferred by the passengers.
As of today, Nile Air has become the second largest airline in Egypt with a flight network that has developed in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Gulf countries.
Airline has domestic flights to Hurghada, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Aswan and Luxor; International destinations are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, BAE (United Arab Emirates) and Turkey.
The airline offers online check-in service directly on the company’s website. Online check-in starts at 24 hours prior to departure. You can choose to seat when checking in. Specially reserved seats are subject to a fee.
Click the button below to check in online.
Passengers can check in at the airport at least 3 hours before the flight. Hajj / Umrah passengers must check-in 5 hours prior to the scheduled departure. The check-in desk closes 40 minutes prior to check-in.
Permitted hand luggage includes a handbag and a laptop computer. The size of the hand baggage must be 56 x 36 x 23 cm and not more than 7 kg in all booking classes.
Economy class passengers have 30kg baggage allowance. It is 40kg on the journeys traveling in business class.
Passengers flying with the baby regardless of the class you have chosen have the right to carry an extra baggage of 55 x 38 x 20 cm in size and no more than 10 kg.
Baby cots, strollers for babies can be taken on board for free. If there is no space for these items at cabin, they will have to be checked.
When you buy your airline tickets from Nile airlines, you can choose to seat online or check in at the airport. When you choose to seat at the last minute airport you may not find good seats. When choosing a seat from the company’s website, you can choose the appropriate one for free or paid seats. Extra foot-length seats are generally chargeable. To make a comfortable journey, we recommend that you choose your seat for you and your family in advance.
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
Nile Air doesn’t offer loyalty programs to its customers who fly too much.
When the company has a loyalty program, the information will be updated.
Drinks such as fruit juice, coffee and tea are served free of charge on Nile Air flights. Breakfast and sandwiches are served according to the time and destination of flight.
Business class passengers are also served with hygienic and delicious hot dishes. If you want to have a different meal, you can call the airline by phone. For diabetes, children’s menu and other meals, you must inform the airline at least 1 day prior to the departure of your flight.
Especially in long distances, Nile Air offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
There are no detailed information on rules for pets on the Nile Air airline’s official website. It is important that you get information about the subject from the airline in order to avoid a negative thing when trying to fly with your pet at the airport.
Nile Air business class passengers can use the lounges offered to passengers in many international destinations, especially Cairo. The lounges offer free drinks and refreshments.