EgyptAir to receive third Boeing Dreamliner next month: Source

Ayat Al Tawy , Thursday 16 May 2019


Egypt's flagship carrier EgyptAir will receive a third Boeing 787 Dreamliner next month, a source from the company told Ahram Online.

The purchase of the advanced aircraft is part of a $6 billion deal signed by the national carrier in late 2017 to buy 45 new planes to upgrade its fleet, in what was touted as the biggest-ever deal made by the company.

The deal includes buying six new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. EgyptAir received the first two in March and April.

The new 290-seat plane will be used to operate flights to Shanghai, Tokyo, New York and Bangkok, the source said.

The aircraft maker says this model, which features more electric system architecture, offers exceptional fuel efficiency and faster cruise speed.

EgyptAir has a fleet of 70 long, medium and short haul aircrafts, according to the company's website.

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