EgyptAir has taken delivery of its 50th airplane
– a Next-Generation Boeing 737-800.
The 737 is the 17th of 20 ordered by EgyptAir
between 2005 and 2009. Since receiving its first Boeing airplane –
a 707 – in 1968, EgyptAir's fleet has expanded to include 17 737s
and 11 777s.
"Boeing has played a pivotal role in our growth
plan," said Hussein Massoud, Chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding
Co. "We are extremely satisfied with the Next-Generation 737,
which has earned an excellent reputation for reliability and
operational efficiency, and has the range that allows us to expand
our network further into Africa, Europe and the other medium-haul
destinations. Moreover, the 777-300ER is extremely popular with
our customers and we see direct benefits due to the airplane's
exceptional fuel efficiency, seat-mile costs and economics, in
addition to the luxury and comfort of the interior cabin."
Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales
for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial
Airplanes, added, "Boeing truly values its long relationship with EgyptAir. The Middle East has been a high growth market and
EgyptAir is well positioned for the recovery of the demand for air
travel in the Egyptian market with its fleet modernization. We
look forward to continuing this partnership and playing a role in
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