Boeing delivers 29 new planes to EgyptAir by end of 2017



Sun, 11 Jun 2017 - 11:49 GMT


Sun, 11 Jun 2017 - 11:49 GMT

Egypt Air Boeing 737-800 - Aero Icarus via Wikimedia Commons

Egypt Air Boeing 737-800 - Aero Icarus via Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – 11 June 2017: The President of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Bernard Dunn stated on Sunday that the company presented its offers to EgyptAir after it held an auction for aircraft suppliers to develop its fleet.

Dunn refused to disclose any details regarding the prospective deals asserting that such a decision should be made by EgyptAir.

He added that the first order made by the Egyptian airline was in 1966, and that Boeing delivered three aircrafts of 707 model in 1968. Since then, EgyptAir ordered 57 aircrafts, four of which will be delivered soon.

The latest deal was in 2015 as Egypt purchased nine airplanes of model B737-800 NGs. The latest delivery was in April.

An EgyptAir delegation headed to Seattle on Saturday to test the fifth airplane before bringing it to Egypt.

EgyptAir is expected to own a fleet of 29 B737-800 NGs planes by the end of 2017.

Dunn expected that would be followed by expansions in Cairo Airport to increase its capacity of aircrafts. He stated that the majority of airplanes in EgyptAir fleet are Boeing.

Dunn said that while Egypt focused on local transportation and internal market, Gulf states became an international central point for air transportation. He added that EgyptAir would be able to increase its customers due to Egypt’s central location in the world.



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