EgyptAir to receive last B787-9 Dreamliner as part of six-plane deal in August

MENA , Wednesday 31 Jul 2019

EgyptAir will receive in mid-August the sixth and last Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as part of a deal to purchase six jets of the same model.

Sources at the Egyptian flagship airline said on Wednesday that the company has already received five aircraft of the same model in pursuit of developing its fleet, which that will witness by the end of 2020 the joining of 33 new jets including six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 12 jets of the Airbus A220-300 model and 15 of Airbus A320neo family.

The newly-received Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are set to operate on EgyptAir's routes to Shanghai, Tokyo, New York and Bangkok.

The B787-9 Dreamliner is capable of flying a distance ranging between 14,800 and 15,700 km non-stop with "dispatch reliability" hitting 99 percent. It was designed to be 20 percent more fuel-efficient than its counterparts in commercial aircraft.

The B787-9 Dreamliner has 309 seats divided into 30 Super Diamond fully flat business class seats and 279 seats in the economy class.

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