Since the reopening of the commercial air route to Socotra, the Cairo-Socotra connection has become 100% reliable allowing tourism on the island once again. Today you can reach Socotra with a weekly flight from Cairo that is scheduled for every Wednesday.
Yemenia (the national carrier of Yemen) currently have a monopoly on the route, and do not offer online booking. This unfortunately means that in order to get a seat on this in demand flight you need to be assisted by a local agency. To ease this process we use our local contacts to help make your flight reservations from Cairo to Hadibo.
WE ASSIST YOU AND HELP YOU WITH THE FLIGHT BOOKING.Scheduled flight details :
YEMENIA IY 607
02:00 Depart Cairo (CAI) for Seiyun (GFX)
06:30 Arrive Seiyun (GXF)
07:45 Depart Seiyun (GXF) for Socotra (SCT)
08:45 Arrive Socotra (SCT)
YEMENIA IY 606
09:45 Depart Socotra (SCT) for Seiyun (GFX)
10:45 Arrive Seiyun (GXF)
11:45 Depart Seiyun (GXF) for Cairo (CAI)
14:45 Arrive Cairo (CAI)
PLEASE NOTE: the flight departs from Cairo at 2:00 AM - in order to change terminals and clear customs in time we recommend you arrive in Cairo on the preceding Tuesday afternoon. The flight to Socotra uses the old terminal 1 in Cairo, so be on the side of caution and give yourself plenty of time. On the return leg of your journey the flight is scheduled to leave Socotra at 9:45 AM but is often late. To avoid potentially missing your international flight from Cairo home due to this delay, we recommend you spend an extra night in Cairo.
All tourists need a Yemeni visa to visit Socotra island. WE TAKE CARE OF THE WHOLE PROCEDURE FOR YOU. The process usually takes 10 days and the visa will be issued here by the island authorities.
The only thing we need from you is a photo of the main page of your passport. Once we obtained your visa we will send you a copy by email, you just need to print it and show it at the Yemenia counter in Cairo airport in order to board the flight. We will be waiting for you with the original copy of your visa at the arrival hall at the Socotri airport.