Monday, 18 November 2019

EGYPTAIR Adds More Boeing 787s to Fleet

The Egyptian flag carrier to lease two more 787-9 jets from leading lessor AerCap it has been confirmed by Boeing and EGYPTAIR. 

 EGYPTAIR is growing its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet with an agreement to lease two more aeroplanes from AerCap, the airline announced at the Dubai Airshow.  “The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has outperformed our expectations, helping us significantly reduce our fuel use and emissions, while bringing comfort to our passengers,” said Ahmed Adel, chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR Holding Company. 

The aircraft are from AerCap’s order book with Boeing and the first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in 2021 with the second arriving in 2022. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow, AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly said, “AerCap is very proud to continue to support EGYPTAIR’s widebody fleet renewal program and sustainable growth ambitions. We thank our friends and partners at EGYPTAIR for their continued confidence in AerCap and we look forward to working with the EGYPTAIR and Boeing teams as these aircraft deliver."

“EGYPTAIR has shown a strong commitment to growing its business in a sustainable and profitable manner and we are thrilled that the 787 Dreamliner is helping the airline realize their vision. There is no better endorsement of the 787’s efficiency, range and passenger comfort than an operator returning for more aircraft,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing, The Boeing Company. “Of course, this would not be possible without AerCap and its market-leading portfolio that gives carriers great flexibility in operating an optimized fleet.”

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