Airlines of the World; in honor of EgyptAir’s 90th anniversary

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:

  1. Egypt Air’s headquarters are located at Cairo International Airport (HECA / CAI), at the Egypt Air Administrative Complex.
  2. Egypt Air Holding Company employs 20,734 people, with 7,600 working for Egypt Air Airlines.
  3. The airline routes are 13 domestic cities, 65 international cities, and 13 cargo cities.
  4. On July 17, 2008, EGYPTAIR joined the Star Alliance network, the world’s largest airline alliance.
  5. Egypt Air is one of just seven airlines that refuses to provide alcohol on board.

Fleet info.

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
Airbus 330-300:8
Boeing 737-800:29
Boeing 777-300:6
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.

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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.

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Fleet expansion

• 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.


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