EgyptAir has taken delivery of the first of 12
Airbus A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220
operator based in the Middle East and North African region, and
the sixth operator worldwide.
“We are proud to welcome our very first A220
aircraft and to be the first airline in the Middle East and North
African region to take delivery and launch commercial operations
of the A220 – the most innovative and technologically advanced
aircraft in the world,” said Capt. Ahmed Adel, Chairman and CEO,
EgyptAir. “Airbus' A220 airliners are integral to
the execution of EgyptAir business development strategy Horizon
2025 and fleet optimization plan.”
EgyptAir’s brand-new A220-300 is configured in a
two-class cabin with 140-seats including 15 premium economy and
125 economy class seats.
The A220, formerly the Bombardier C Series, is
powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared
turbofan engines and purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market.
EgyptAir currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus
aircraft and still has 15 A320neo aircraft as well as 11 A220
aircraft to be delivered in the coming years.
“We are delighted to welcome EgyptAir to the
growing family of A220 operators and look forward to seeing their
passengers enjoy the experience of travelling on board the A220‘s
bright, spacious and modern cabin,” said Philippe Balducchi, CEO,
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