On board British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
CAIRO - 10 June 2019: An EgyptAir delegation headed to Seattle City in Washington on Monday to receive the third 787-9 Dreamliner jet after Egypt's flag carrier supported its fleet with dozens of new aircrafts of different models.
Chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR Airlines Ashraf el-Kholy stated that Egypt has received two B787-9 Dreamliner jets as part of a plan to buy six jets of the same model.
“We are making these investments to give our passengers better flying experiences and further demonstrate our dedication to providing a five-star airline service,” Kholy previously said.
Two planes of that model arrived in Egypt in March and April, respectively. By 2020, a total of 33 new jets will have joined EgyptAir’s fleet, in addition to 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 between 14,800 and 15,700 kilometers without transit. The aircraft’s fuel efficiency is 20 percent while its accuracy of quantity take-off is 99 percent.