EgyptAir receives Airbus A321neo

Ahram Online , Thursday 2 Mar 2023

EgyptAir became the first African airliner to include an A321neo from Airbus in its fleet, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry announced on Thursday.



According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the new plane coming from Hamburg, Germany, arrived at the Cairo International Airport.

Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Abbas and a delegation from EgyptAir attended the delivery ceremony at the airport.

Abbas said he was pleased with the arrival of the A321neo, the first in seven aeroplanes to be delivered to Egypt as per an agreement with Airbus.

He added that the remaining six aeroplanes will be delivered accordingly throughout 2023.

According to Abbas, Airbus plays a pivotal role in upgrading the fleet of Egypt’s national air carrier.

The collaboration between EgyptAir and Airbus goes a long way, as far back as 1982, he said.

The A321neo is the longest-fuselage member of Airbus’ best-selling, single-aisle A320 Family, comfortably seating 180 to 220 passengers in a typical two-class interior layout, and as many as 244 in a higher-density arrangement.

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