Air Cairo receives its first Airbus A320neo

Air Cairo Airbus A320neo aircraft
Air Cairo's first A320neo jet during the ceremony in Hamburg. Photo: © Airbus

Egypt-based carrier Air Cairo has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo jet.

The brand new airplane, registered as SU-BUK, is equipped with CFM LEAP-1A engines and is outfitted with 186 seats in an all-economy-class cabin. Air Cairo receives its maiden A320neo aircraft on lease from ICBC Leasing and will deploy the Airbus jet on its regional and international network from Egypt to the Middle East and Europe.

The low-cost airline operates a total of seven planes in its fleet, with all of them being Airbus A320 family aircraft. A further two A320neo jets will be added soon.

Air Cairo is partly owned by national carrier Egyptair, as well as Egyptian banks. The airline was established in 2003 and mainly operates from its base at Cairo International Airport. In 2006, Air Cairo received its first brand new A320ceo jet that was directly delivered from Airbus.

Read more: Egyptair, the parent airline of Air Cairo, took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft about one year ago.