Egyptair Receives First B787-9 Dreamliner

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Egyptair’s B787-9 Dreamliner arrived at Cairo International Airport today, with the airline’s team and highly profiled delegate comprising representatives of the several partner companies who contributed to the manufacturing of the aircraft including Rolls Royce.

Minister Younis ElMasry expresses his happiness for the delivery of Egyptair’s first Dreamliner. He says: “This is an achievement carried out by Egyptian Civil Aviation personnel, who are willing to accomplish more success for the progress of the air industry in Egypt.”

The aircraft was received at Cairo International Airport by Capt. Ahmed Adel, Chairman and CEO of Egyptair Holding; Capt. Sherif Ezzat and Mr. Ihab Ghazy, Vice Chairmen of Egyptair; Capt. Ashraf El-Kholy, Chairman and CEO of Egyptair Airlines; as well as Mr. Ayman Thabet, Head of planning sector of the airline.

Upon landing, Capt. Ahmed Adel took a brief tour aboard the new aircraft for a closer look to its specifications and features that will be meeting the expectations of the airline’s customers traveling through its global network.

He says: “There is a great deal of change taking place. The introducing of the new aircraft into our fleet which also coincides with unveiling the new cabin-crew uniform will strengthen Egyptair position in the market and worldwide. We invite our loyal customers to come on-board and enjoy the experience of flying on B787-900.”

The Boeing 787-9s is configured for 309 passengers with 30 in the Business Class and 279 in Economy Class. The aircraft is equipped with all means of luxury and comfort.

Egyptair’s second Dreamliner is expected to be delivered in April 2019 and will be used to extend the airplane’s operations to several long-range routes in its network.

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