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EgyptAir

EgyptAir is Egypt’s national airline. The airline was founded as a private company in May 1932, becoming the seventh airline in the world. In 1933, EgyptAir’s first flight departed from Cairo’s Almaza Airport to Alexandria.

The national carrier of the Arab Republic of Egypt

The national carrier of the Arab Republic of Egypt is based at Cairo International Airport. The airline’s network includes extensive domestic and regional scheduled passenger and freight services within Egypt and Africa as well as international services to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. The airline is among the largest carriers on the African continent and became a member of the Star Alliance in Jul-2008 as a member from the Middle East.

The airline is Africa’s largest airline, and joined the Star Alliance on 11 July 2008. In 2004, EgyptAir became the first IOSA certified airline in Africa. In 2006, Skytrax, the UK-based airline consultancy service, rated the airline as a “3 Star Quality Certified Airline”.

On October 16, 2007 the Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance voted to accept EgyptAir as a future member. The airline had already forged commercial and cooperative agreements with several members of the Star Alliance by then, including Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Swiss International Airlines, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines and bmi. Nine months after being invited as a future member (a record time by any airline joining an alliance), This airline became the 21st member of Star Alliance.

On October 16, 2007 the Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance voted to accept EgyptAir as a future member. The airline had already forged commercial and cooperative agreements with several members of the Star Alliance by then, including Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Swiss International Airlines, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines and BMI. Nine months after being invited as a future member (a record time by any airline joining an alliance), this top African airline became the 21st member of Star Alliance.

EgyptAir Fleet

As of September 2009, the EgyptAir Holding Company fleet (which includes the airline, EgyptAir Express and EgyptAir Cargo) stood at 59 (+ 27 orders and 3 options). The EgyptAir fleet has an average age of 5.6 years and consists of the following aircraft (at September 2009): Airbus A320-200 (13); Airbus A321-200 (4); Boeing 737-500 (4); Boeing 737-800 (7); Boeing 777-200ER (9). EgyptAir Express: Embraer E-170 (12). EgyptAir Cargo Fleet: Airbus A300B4-203F (2); Airbus A300-600RF (2). Furthermore, EgyptAir wet leases additional aircraft to meet peak season passenger demand such as during the summer, during Ramadan and for special Hajj and Umrah operations.

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