EGYPTAIR has announced an exciting development for its customers – adding new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to their long-haul fleet. The airline’s order for 10 of these advanced planes was announced during the Dubai Airshow.
With the introduction of the A350-900s, EGYPTAIR aims to achieve several benefits. Firstly, these aircraft will consume 25% less fuel, resulting in reduced emissions and a positive environmental impact. Secondly, passengers can look forward to a delightful travel experience in the Airbus AirSpace cabin. The cabin boasts spaciousness, wide seats, high ceilings, and captivating ambient lighting.
The official signing of the agreement between EGYPTAIR and Airbus took place at the 2023 Dubai Airshow. Notable attendees included Engineer Yehia Zakaria, Chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR, and Christian Scherer, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International.
“EGYPTAIR is a key partner of Airbus in the Middle East and Africa. We take immense pride in this partnership aimed at furthering the aviation industry. Our focus lies in the enhancement of our fleet to embrace some of the most contemporary aircraft available,” says EGYPTAIR Chairman and CEO Yehia Zakaria.
Zakaria adds: “EGYPTAIR has firmed up an agreement with Airbus to procure 10 A350-900 aircraft, each boasting a capacity of 340 seats. These aircraft come equipped with cutting-edge technologies and Rolls-Royce XWB Trent engines, known for their modern design and reduced fuel emissions and consumption. As we tackle growing demand across our network, this aircraft is the optimal choice.
“Once delivered, the A350-900 will be EGYPTAIR’s flagship aircraft. Adding the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft to the airline’s fleet will be instrumental in expanding its offering, opening new opportunities, particularly in the Western US and the Far East,” says Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial officer and Head of Airbus International.
About the EGYPTAIR Fleet
EGYPTAIR has a mixed fleet of 78 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. Long-range aircraft include 8 A330s, 6 B777s, and 7 B787-9s Dreamliners.
The A350 aircraft offers EGYPTAIR economic efficiency and passenger comfort. It is considered the world’s most advanced and fuel-efficient widebody aircraft, particularly in the 300-410 seater category. With a range of up to 9,700nm, it can efficiently cover short and ultra-long routes.
The A350’s innovative design incorporates cutting-edge technologies, modern aerodynamics, lightweight materials, and state-of-the-art engines. These features contribute to a 25% advantage in fuel burn, operating costs, and CO₂ emissions compared to previous-generation aircraft. Additionally, the A350 boasts a remarkable 50% reduction in noise levels, setting it apart from its competitors.
This aircraft has garnered over 1,000 orders from airlines worldwide.