ICAO codes are assigned to over 5,000 airlines. We’ll go through a few of them in this series.
To learn more about their history, fleet number, and so on.
Part 1; Egyptair:
Egypt air is the national airline of Egypt. It was established on June 7, 1932.
It is the largest airline in Africa, and it became Africa’s first IOSA-certified airline in 2004. Also, it was designated a “3 Star Quality Certified Airline” by Skytrax, a UK-based airline advisory service, in 2006.
Egypt Air Holding Company’s affiliate airlines include:
• Egypt Air (100 percent, since Jun-1932)
• Cargo Egypt Air (100 percent, since 2002)
• Sinai Air (100 percent, since 2002)
• Cairo Air (60 percent, since 2003)
• Egypt Air Express (Egypt Air) (100 percent, since Jun-2007)
Facts about the airline:
- Egypt Air’s headquarters are located at Cairo International Airport (HECA / CAI), at the Egypt Air Administrative Complex.
- Egypt Air Holding Company employs 20,734 people, with 7,600 working for Egypt Air Airlines.
- The airline routes are 13 domestic cities, 65 international cities, and 13 cargo cities.
- On July 17, 2008, EGYPTAIR joined the Star Alliance network, the world’s largest airline alliance.
- Egypt Air is one of just seven airlines that refuses to provide alcohol on board.
Its current fleet size: is 69 aircraft
The total fleet number since its establishment is: 175 aircraft
The Fleet consists of 28 airbus planes and 41 Boeing
Aircraft types and their number:
Airbus 220-300: 12
Airbus 320 neo:8
Boeing 787 Dreamliner:6
Egypt air Logo:
Horus, the sky deity in ancient Egyptian mythology, was chosen as the airline’s symbol because of its ancient meaning as a “winged god of the sun,” and is frequently represented as a falcon or a man with a falcon’s head.
History of Egypt air airline:
• The government awarded the new corporation exclusive air transportation operations on December 31, 1931. Misr Airlines, a part of Misr Airwork, was founded on June 7, 1932.
• Misr Airwork, S.A.E. has its headquarters in Almaza Aerodrome, Heliopolis, Cairo.
• Operation began in July 1933, using de Havilland DH.84 Dragon aircraft connecting Cairo with Alexandria and Mersa Matruh. The Cairo–Alexandria service had been increased to twice-daily service by August of that year. In late 1933, a twice-weekly Cairo–Aswan trip was launched, including stops in Asyut and Luxor.
• Misr air was renamed United Arab Airlines (UAA) in March 1958, following the creation of the United Arab Republic by Egypt and Syria on February 1, 1958.
• Egypt air became the 37th client of the Airbus A330/340 in June 1995, when it bought three Airbus A340s for delivery in December 1996.
• Egypt air’s business partnership with Boeing began in 1968 with the delivery of a Boeing 707. Six Boeing 737-800s were purchased in August 2005, with deliveries beginning the following September and lasting three years.
• The airline stated in October and November 2017 that it will purchase six Boeing 787-9s and fifteen Airbus A320neos.
• The initial purchase of 15 Airbus A320neos was revised to 7 A321neos and 8 A320neos during the 2019 Dubai Airshow. In addition, once the 6th and last Boeing 787-9 was delivered in August of the same year, two further Boeing 787-9s were purchased.
- Main Photo credit to: https://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/egyptair-reveals-new-90th-anniversary-livery