Egypt Independent

EgyptAir to receive new Boeing aircraft in May



EgyptAir will receive a third Boeing B737/800 NGs to join the company’s fleet at beginning of May. This addition will be the 22nd model of the same type in the fleet.

The B737/800 NGs is almost six years old and is considered one of the best-selling in the Boeing 737 family as it has several advantages, including low fuel consumption and ability to fly for up to six hours nonstop.

Safwat Mesallam, chairman of the company, said the choice of this type of Boeing comes within the interest of promoting EgyptAir's services to clients, to improve their travel experience.

The new airplane has 154 seats including 16 seats for business class. It has a front video screen for every passenger and wider spaces for carry-on luggage in the overhead bins. 

EgyptAir will replace the newspapers on the new airplanes with electronic applications for a number of Egyptian, Arab and international newspapers that can be browsed via each passenger’s screen.

In previous statements, Mesallam explained the plan for upgrading the EgyptAir fleet targets a total of 105 aircrafts by the end of 2020 and 156 aircrafts by the end of 2025.

Safwat Mesallam, chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company, said the plan of upgrading the EgyptAir fleet is targeting a total of 105 aircrafts by the end of 2020 and 156 aircrafts by the end of 2025.

Sherif Ezzat, chairman and managing director of EgyptAir Airlines, previously said the Boeing 737-800 model consumes up to two percent less fuel than the average aircraft.

 

EgyptAir has received its first Boeing 737-800 aircraft in December 2016. Safwat Mesallam, chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company, said the plan of upgrading the EgyptAir fleet is targeting a total of 105 aircrafts by the end of 2020 and 156 aircrafts by the end of 2025.

Mesallam, has declared in March that the fleet of EgyptAir airlines, EgyptAir Express and EgyptAir Cargo reached the highest aviation safety rates with a 0.42 Ratio.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm