Star Alliance member Egyptair is heading to Hong Kong later this year with the first flight of its new route due to take off on September 17.

The new route between Cairo and Hong Kong will launch as a twice-weekly service, though unfortunately it won’t be non-stop, instead going through Bangkok, Airline Route reports.

The schedule for the new flights is as follows (all times local):

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
MS960 Cairo (CAI) Bangkok (BKK) 2310 1310+1 Mon, Fri
Bangkok (BKK) Hong Kong (HKG) 1420+1 1755+1
MS961 Hong Kong (HKG) Bangkok (BKK) 2050 2240 Tue, Sat
Bangkok (BKK) Cairo (CAI) 2355 0405+1

Egyptair is reportedly flying its Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the route, which it configures with two classes.

The business class cabin has 36 seats in total configured in a 2-2-2 layout, which unfortunately restricts window-seat passengers from directly accessing the aisle. Seats recline to a lie-flat 73-inch-long bed and offer 25 inches of width.

The economy cabin, meanwhile, is laid out 2-4-2 with each seat offering 18 inches of width.

Egyptair is currently offering a discount of up to 25 per cent when travelling to Hong Kong on September 17.

Last month, the Egyptian government introduced a new e-Visa service that is available to passport holders from 46 countries across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.