EgyptAir to buy 33 new planes of latest models
Sunday، 22 October 2017 - 12:39 PM
EgyptAir Company will sign contracts to buy 33 planes of the latest models as part of the national carrier's efforts to renew its fleet, Chairman & CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company Safwat Musallam said.
The models of the planes will vary according to the needs of the company.
The 8th Boeing plane (B737-800 NG) arrived to Egypt on Saturday as part of a nine-plane deal.
The 9th plane will arrive here by the end of 2017.
EgyptAir announced in July the purchase of nine of the latest 737 aircraft, valued at about US$864 million (almost LE9 billion).
Eight of the aircrafts are being purchased with the assistance of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), partly owned by the government of Dubai.
The 737-800 is the best-selling version of the successful Next-Generation 737 family. Known for its reliability, fuel efficiency, and economic performance, the 737-800 is selected by leading carriers throughout the world because it provides operators the flexibility to serve a wide range of markets.