21 November 2018 09:02 PM

Second Boeing aircraft arrives at Cairo airport

Monday، 13 February 2017 - 03:20 PM

The second Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which took off from Renton Municipal Airport in the US city of Seattle, arrived at Cairo International Airport on Sunday 12/2/2017.


The new jet is part of a USD 864 million deal signed between EgyptAir and Boeing in July 2016 to purchase nine of the next-generation series planes. Egypt has already received the first next-generation passenger plane, for which it paid in full.

Despite challenges facing EgyptAir, a strategy has been drawn up to upgrade the national carrier fleet, said head of EgyptAir Holding Company Safwat Mosallam.

Now, the national carrier owns 22 Boeing aircraft of 737/800 series, he added. Egypt will purchase the second B737-800 aircraft, along with the seven remaining planes, through a 12-year leasing system by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). The remaining planes are expected to reach Egypt by the end of this year.

The 737/800 model is highly preferred by the main airlines as it has several advantages, including low fuel consumption and ability to fly for up to six hours nonstop.

The new aircraft, which have several other advantages, including wider seats and other luxurious options, will help complete EgyptAir’s strategy toward upgrading its fleet.

The new aircraft will operate on international lines, especially of Europe, as well as the Arab Gulf region. 

 

MENA


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