EgyptAir, headquartered in Cairo has signed a firm contract to buy five A330-200 wide-body aircraft with an option for an additional three.
"Expanding our fleet with the Airbus A330-200 will allow EgyptAir to continue its impressive route network growth which now numbers over 60 international destinations in over 43 countries. The A330-200 aircraft with its very low costs, reliability and cabin comfort suites our expansion needs and will also fit in well with our existing fleet of Airbus aircraft", said Atef Abd El Hamid, Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company
EgyptAir currently operates a fleet, including around 30 Airbus aircraft from the A320 Family, A330, A340 to A300-600 cargo variant.
"We are delighted with EgyptAir's continued commitment to Airbus and our world leading products. EgyptAir already operate a largely Airbus aircraft fleet and we look forward to continuing this partnership for years to come", said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers.
EgyptAir serves countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America as well as domestic routes with over 560 flights departing from Cairo every week. Established in May 1932, EgyptAir recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.
The A330-200 aircraft is the unquestioned leader in its class with a commanding market share and a continually expanding operator base. It has excellent flexibility for a wide range of route structures, providing the operator with proven low operating cost per seat as well as the most comfortable cabin in its category.
Airbus is an EADS company.