EgyptAir receives first Airbus A220

EgyptAir Airbus A220-300
Photo: © Airbus

EgyptAir has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which will be operated by its subsidiary EgyptAir Express. The carrier becomes the first Airbus A220 operator in the Middle East and the sixth airline to fly the A220 worldwide.

The airline’s Airbus A220, formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries, is outfitted with a cabin layout of 140 seats in a two class configuration. The brand new aircraft will initially be used on domestic routes from EgyptAir’s hub at Cairo International Airport and later also on services from its second hub at Alexandria’s Borg El Arab Airport.

In total, the flag carrier of Egypt has a further eleven Airbus A220 aircraft on order, as well as a leasing agreement with lessor AerCap for fifteen A320neo jets. The airline’s Airbus A320ceo airplanes will be phased out in the near future.

EgyptAir currently operates a fleet of Airbus A320, A330, Boeing 737, 777 and 787 jets. Furthermore, EgyptAir Express deploys Embraer 170s on short and medium haul routes and EgyptAir’s cargo subsidiary has Airbus A330 freighters in its fleet.