EgyptAir aircraft - Reuters
CAIRO – 24 September 2017: EgyptAir Holding Company is planning to increase its fleet by purchasing 38 new planes, including 27 narrow-body aircrafts and six wide-body jets at a total cost of LE 60 billion, company’s Chairman Safwat Musallam said on Sunday.
Musallam added that the purchasing deal will continue until 2020-2021, highlighting that it is one of the biggest deals for aviation companies in the Middle East.
The deal includes all the models, with the seat capacity of some models reaching up to 350 seats, Musallam said.
He added that the forthcoming aircrafts will be able to fly for 18 consecutive hours, which will help the company reach new destinations in different continents.
737-800 NG aircraft, out of nine aircrafts that the company plans to acquire in 2017.
The aircrafts comes as a part of the lately sealed deal between EgyptAir and Boeing worth $1 billion.