EGYPTAIR crew receives the 6th B737/800NG Boeing Jet at Cairo International Airport on July 28- File Photo
CAIRO – 29 July 2017: EgyptAir, the flag carrier of the Arab Republic of Egypt, has received the sixth Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, flight No. MS3330, the Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
“The sixth out of nine Boeing 737-800 NG aircrafts that EgyptAir plans to acquire in 2017 has passed official registration procedures to finally join the fleet that now includes 26 aircrafts of the same type, and thus became the 66th aircraft of the fleet,” the statement added.
"We have steady goals to achieve regarding EgyptAir’s fleet through this order of B737-800 NG, which will be finalized by the delivery of the ninth later this year and have an approximate age of six years," EgyptAir CEO Safwat Musallam said according to the statement.
The newly-received Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft can accommodate up to 154 seats, among which there are 16 seats for business class and 138 others in economy. It is considered the bestselling aircraft worldwide.
The company has worked also on increasing the space between the seats to be 32 inches in the economy class and 45 inches in business, the statement read.