EgyptAir receives new Airbus A220

Ahram Online , Tuesday 1 Oct 2019

In this August 21, 2015 file photo shows an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC taking off from Vienna International Airport, Austria (AP)

EgyptAir on Tuesday received its second new Airbus A220-300 at Cairo airport, it said in a statement.

The chairman of the EgyptAir Holding Company, Ahmed Adel, said the new aircraft had come from the Merbel factory in Canada.

The new plane is part of a major strategy to upgrade the carrier’s fleet.

EgyptAir bought 12 Airbus A220-300 planes in a deal with Canadian manufacturer Bombardier signed last month, to be delivered through June 2020.

The new aircraft will operate on both regional and domestic routes, the statement said.

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