With the intent to make the world's largest commercial passenger jet a part of the airline's scheduled service to Cairo, this inaugural flight will re-affirm the airport's infrastructure readiness ahead of regular A380 operations
The monorails will reduce traffic congestion in Cairo, home to more than 20 million people
British Airways suspended flights to the Egyptian capital on security grounds
At least 25 people were killed and more than 40 injured when a locomotive crashed through the station barriers at speed, colliding with a fuel tanker, causing the fire and explosion.
The platform has launched a beta site for the country and is opening a fully operational Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Greater Cairo’s Abu Rawash area.
An Etihad flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Manchester, while on the same day an Emirates flight damaged its brakes to avoid a collision during take off.