EgyptAir receives first of its NG B737-800 aircraft
EgyptAir has celebrated the delivery of its first Next-Generation B737-800, among the nine-aircraft ordered.
Aviation Minister Fathi said: “The strategy is based on improving and modernizing the fleet by adding state-of–the-art airplanes that rather suit the long- and medium-haul operation to several destinations within EgyptAir Network.
Safwat Mosallam, EgyptAir said the airline currently operates (20) Boeing Next-Generation 737s and when the eight airplanes on order have been delivered will comprise the largest single-aisle aircraft type in its fleet. The airline also has six 777-300ERs and two 777-200ERs.
Mosallam said: “The new 9-aircraft of Boeing New-Generation 737-800 of which the last to be delivery by the end of 2017 can seat up to 154 passengers divided into16 seats for Business cabin and 138 for the economy class,” said Capt. Sherif Ezzat, EgyptAir airlines CEO.
He added that the aircraft are featuring, for the first time, the Audio/Video on Demand System (AVOD), a refreshed interior and
Anthony Arvish, sales director at Boeing Commercial Airplanes said: “Our relationship with EgyptAir started 50 years ago – since the year 1966 with a 707 and we are proud to see that relationship grow with the addition of 8 Next-Generation 737-800s, financed by another important Boeing customer, DAE. This partnership with EgyptAir has grown and strengthened tremendously over the years and we look forward to working with them for the next 50 years providing value driven products and support.”