EgyptAir has taken supply of the primary of 12 A220-300 plane on order, changing into the primary A220 operator primarily based within the Center East and North African area.
The service additionally turns into simply the sixth operator worldwide.
The Cairo-based airline intends to fly the plane on routes to and from its fundamental Egyptian hub in Cairo within the coming days.
Representatives from the airline, alongside executives from Airbus Canada Partnership celebrated the plane handover on the A220 Mirabel last meeting line.
“We’re proud to welcome our very first A220 plane and to be the primary airline within the Center East and North African area to take supply and launch industrial operations of the A220 – essentially the most revolutionary and technologically superior plane on this planet,” mentioned Ahmed Adel, chief govt, EgyptAir Holding Firm.
“Airbus’ A220 airliners are integral to the execution of EgyptAir enterprise improvement technique Horizon 2025 and fleet optimisation plan.”
EgyptAir’s model new A220-300 is configured in a two-class cabin with 140-seats together with 15 premium financial system and 125 financial system class seats, providing each passenger a higher stage of consolation and area.
“We’re delighted to welcome EgyptAir to the rising household of A220 operators and look ahead to seeing their passengers benefit from the expertise of travelling on board the A220‘s vibrant, spacious and fashionable cabin,” mentioned Philippe Balducchi, chief govt, Airbus Canada Partnership and Airbus head of nation Canada.
The A220 is the one plane purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers unbeatable gasoline effectivity and widebody passenger consolation in a single-aisle plane.
EgyptAir at present operates a fleet of 15 Airbus plane and nonetheless has 15 A320neo plane in addition to 11 A220 plane to be delivered within the coming years.