EgyptAir has converted a previous order for two
Boeing 777s into an order for an additional eight Next-Generation
The airline currently has seven 737-800s in
operation and it is taking delivery of an additional five 737-800s
this year. The airline currently has five 777s in its fleet and is
scheduled to receive six 777-300ERs beginning next year.
"As a Star Alliance member, operating from a newly opened
ultra-modern, international terminal at Cairo International
Airport, we are pursuing a fleet plan that allows us to expand our
regional markets and offer those passengers extensive
international routing options," said EgyptAir Chairman Capt.
Tawfik Assy. "We've found the 737 performs exceptionally well in
maintaining our scheduled flights to and from Cairo and that the
777 is unmatched in efficiency on our long-haul flights to our
EgyptAir joined the Star
Alliance in July 2008. The carrier has been focused on increasing
the utilization of Cairo International Airport as a key regional
hub for both passenger and air freight operations."
Next-Generation 737, which entered service in 1998, currently has
over 5,000 orders from more than 100 customers.
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