EgyptAir announced on Tuesday the signing of a new deal to purchase 10 Airbus A350-900 aircraft during the Dubai Airshow 2023.
EgyptAir Chairman and CEO Yehia Zakaria said that the first A350 will be delivered in 2025.
When added to the company’s fleet, the A350-900 aircraft contributes to rationalizing fuel consumption by 25 percent, thus reducing carbon emissions resulting from flights, EgyptAir said in a statement.
It added that passengers on board these aircraft also enjoy the best travel experiences thanks to the distinctive “AirSpace” cabin from Airbus, which provides spacious luggage spaces and other amenities.
“EGYPTAIR is a key partner of Airbus in the Middle East and Africa. We take immense pride in this partnership aimed at furthering the aviation industry. Our focus lies in the enhancement of our fleet to embrace some of the most contemporary aircraft available,” said Zakaria.
Zakaria added: “EgyptAir has firmed up an agreement with Airbus to procure 10 A350-900 aircraft, each boasting a capacity of 340 seats. These aircraft come equipped with cutting-edge technologies and Rolls-Royce XWB Trent engines, known for their modern design and reduced fuel emissions and consumption. As we tackle growing demand across our network, this aircraft is the optimal choice.”
“The A350 is the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft and the long range leader in the 300-410 seater category, flying efficiently on any sector from short-haul to ultra-long-haul routes up to 9,700nm. Its clean sheet design includes state-of-the-art technologies, aerodynamics, lightweight materials and latest generation engines that together deliver 25 percent advantage in fuel burn, operating costs and CO₂ emissions, as well as 50 percent noise reduction compared to previous generation competitor aircraft,” the official Airbus website reads.