EgyptAir has recently received its first A220-300 aircraft becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region, and the sixth operator worldwide.
The Cairo-based airline has 12 A220-300 on order.
“We are proud to welcome our very first A220 aircraft and to be the first airline in the Middle East and North African region to take delivery and launch commercial operations of the A220 – the most innovative and technologically advanced aircraft in the world,” said Capt. Ahmed Adel, chairman and CEO of EgyptAir, noting that the A220 airlines are vital to pushing the companies development strategy and fleet optimization by 2025.
EgyptAir’s brand-new A220-300 is configured in a two-class cabin with 140-seats including 15 premium economy and 125 economy class seats, offering every passenger a greater level of comfort and space.
The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and widebody passenger comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. It also features Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous-generation aircraft.
The flag carrier currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft and still has 15 A320neo aircraft as well as 11 A220 aircraft to be delivered in the coming years.