Dubai Airshow: EgyptAir orders 10 Airbus A350-900, leases 18 Boeing 737 MAX-8

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At the Dubai Air Show, EgyptAir signed a firm order with Airbus for 10 A350-900 wide-body aircraftthe European aircraft manufacturer announced today.

Equipped with Rolls-Royce XWB Trent engines, each of EgyptAir’s A350-900s will offer a capacity of 340 seats. “ Once delivered, the A350-900 will be EgyptAir’s flagship aircraft. The addition of the world’s most modern and efficient wide-body aircraft to the Egyptian airline’s fleet will help expand its offering, opening new opportunities, particularly in the Western United States and the Far East “, said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Director of Airbus International.

For its medium-haul network, EgyptAir signed an agreement yesterday with the lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for the long-term rental of 18 new single-aisle aircraft Boeing 737 MAX-8. Deliveries of these new single-aisle aircraft will be expected from 2025 to 2026 from ALC’s order book with Boeing. The 737 MAX-8s will replace EgyptAir’s aging A320 fleet which has an average age of 18 years.

Currently, the Egyptian airline operates a diverse range of aircraft, including 28 Boeing 737-800, 12 Airbus A220-300, 10 A320, 7 A321neo, 7 A330-200, 4 A330-300, 6 Boeing 777-300ER and 7 Boeing 787-9.

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