The tailwing of a model Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is pictured at the Boeing booth at the Singapore Airshow February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su
CAIRO - 29 May 2019: EgyptAir will receive next month two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets within a six-plane deal, sources at the airline told Egypt Today.
Those jets will operate in flights to Shanghai, Tokyo, New York, and Bangkok. The first and second planes of that model arrived in Egypt in March and April, respectively. By 2020, a total of 33 new jets will join EgyptAir’s fleet. In addition to the six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets, 12 Airbus A220-300 planes, and 15 Airbus A320neo aircraft.
A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jet has 309 seats divided into 279 seats in the economy class, and 30 Super Diamond seats, which can turn into full-flat beds. The plane can fly for a distance ranging from 14,800 and 15,700 kilometers without any transit. The aircraft’s fuel efficiency is 20 percent while its accuracy of quantity take-off is 99 percent.