EgyptAir to receive third Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Saturday

Ahram Online , Friday 14 Jun 2019

The third of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner set to be received by EgyptAir and flown to Cairo on Saturday (Photo: EgyptAir)

EgyptAir is set to receive its third Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Saturday, as part of a $6 billion plan to upgrade its fleet.

According to Egypt's official news agency MENA, Boeing welcomed a delegation from EgyptAir to Seattle earlier this week to finalise procedures related to receiving the new plane, ahead of its journey to Cairo.

The aircraft is part of a $6 billion upgrade plan by the national carrier which will see it buy 45 new planes from different companies, in what Egyptair described as the biggest-ever deal made by the company.

The deal includes buying six new Dreamliners, the first two of which arrived this spring.

The 290-seat plane is expected to be used to operate flights to Shanghai, Tokyo, New York and Bangkok.

Boeing says this model offers exceptional fuel efficiency and a faster cruise speed.

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