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Egypt’s flagship airline EgyptAir has announced the operation of new flights between Cairo and Washington DC using its newest Dreamliner B787-9 starting June.
In a press release on Tuesday, EgyptAir said it plans to operate three weekly non-stop flights to the US’s Dulles International Airport starting 3 June with its newest fleet, the first aircraft of which the company will receive by the end of March.
The Dreamliner B787-9 features multiple hi-tech facilities and holds 309 seats, 30 of which, the ‘Super Diamond Full Flat Bed Seats’ in business class, provide passengers with more privacy.
The aircraft is also equipped with WIFI and mobile phone connectivity, as well as wider personal screens.
According to a statement by EgyptAir, the new route comes as part of the national airline's plan to add more strategic points to its network and in light of the fleet modernisation plan to add up to 45 new aircraft.
"As part of the general strategy of the Civil Aviation Sector in Egypt, under the leadership of the Minister of Civil Aviation, EgyptAir has set ambitious plans to expand its network to new horizons worldwide,” Ahmed Adel, EgyptAir chairman and CEO, said.