|Commenced operations||March 2011|
|Hubs||Cairo International Airport|
|Secondary hubs||Borg El Arab Airport|
|Company slogan||Dream .. Travel .. Discover|
Nile Air (Arabic: النيل للطيران) is an Egyptian airline based at Cairo International Airport that operates scheduled services to destinations in Egypt and the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, Southern Europe, Asia and Africa. Nile Air is the largest private airline in Egypt and second only to EgyptAir. It is a full service carrier (with business and economy class services) that operates scheduled services, using a fleet of Airbus A320-200s & Airbus A321-200s. In addition to operations from its hub at Cairo International Airport, the airline operates a smaller base from Alexandria's Borg El Arab Airport.
On 1 November 2009, the airline received its Air operator's certificate (AOC) from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority, which permitted the airline to launch operations. The airline had ordered nine Airbus A321-200 aircraft in 2007, however in 2015 this order was adjusted to two aircraft. It launched operations in August 2010, operating a short-term wet lease contract with Libyan Arab Airlines, before starting scheduled services from Egypt in March 2011, with the launch of flights to Saudi Arabia.
In January 2011, the airline became the first private Egyptian airline to publish its schedule and flight availability on the Global Distribution System (GDS) and is now covered on all 3 GDS systems; Amadeus, Sabre Corporation & Travelport.
In 2013, Nile Air joined the Arab Air Carriers Organization and the African Airlines Association in 2016. Also in 2016, the airline became the first airline in the Middle East to use Amadeus’ complete Airline IT portfolio, which provides end-to-end IT solutions. In June 2016, Nile Air and Lila Design worked together on the Nile Air A320 special 'Egypt Tourism' livery which was unveiled on an Airbus A320 (SU-BQM).
In 2017, the airline become the official airline of the Egypt national football team - the first deal of its kind. In addition, the airline is among the main sponsors of the team.
Nile Air is an Egyptian Joint Stock Company established in 2008, with 60% ownership by Egyptian individuals & companies and the remaining 40% by Dr. Nasser Al Tayyar, former President of Al Tayyar Group, a prominent travel agency based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with operations in over 15 countries. Nile Air is shown in the accounts of the Al Tayyar Travel Holding Company as a 'related company'. The airline's head office is located opposite Cairo International Airport's Terminal 1 in Cairo, Egypt.
As of July 2017, Nile Air serves the following destinations with scheduled services:
|Airbus A321neo||—||2||Aircraft deliveries in 2020|
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