EgyptAir Orders Airbus A350s

An EgyptAir Airbus A350-900

EgyptAir has announced a deal with Airbus on Day 2 of the 2023 Paris Airshow in what has been labelled a dream come true.

EgyptAir Selects The A350

Following a relatively quiet first day at the 2023 Dubai Airshow, aside from airBaltic committing to 30 new A220s, Airbus started the second day with a bang.

EgyptAir has announced it has ordered 10 Airbus A350-900s as part of its commitment towards future growth.

The 10 Airbus A350-900s are slated to be delivered between 2025 and 2027. EgyptAir highlights they’ll be essential to long-term growth.

Additionally, the airline will utilise the Airbus A350s to replace some of its long-haul fleet that is beginning to show signs of age.

A move towards the next-generation A350 will enhance overall efficiency and allow the company to reap significant rewards.

Once these A350s are delivered, the type will offer 25% less fuel burn and reduced emissions for EgyptAir. This is all part of the many benefits that’ll be seen by moving towards the next generation of fleet.

Comments From Executives

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. 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. 

EGYPTAIR Chairman and CEO Yehia Zakaria

Once delivered the A350-900 will be EGYPTAIR’s flagship aircraft. Adding the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft to the airline’s fleet will be instrumental in expanding its offering, opening new opportunities particularly in Western US and the far East.

Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial officer and Head of Airbus International. 

The EgyptAir Fleet

EgyptAir currently operates a fleet of 73 in-service aircraft per data from Cirium.

When measured by active units, the most significant fleet type is the 737-800, set to be aided by the arrival of 737-8s from the MAX family.

A move towards the MAX follows a lease agreement signed with ALC on Day 1 of the 2023 Dubai Airshow.

Currently, the airline flies the 777-300ER, 787-9, A330-200 and A330-300 for widebody missions. Thus, with the arrival of the A350, it’ll look to farewell some ageing widebodies.

Daniel Fowkes
14 Nov 2023
· Aircraft 
· Airlines 

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