AerCap leases six 787-9s to EGYPTAIR

AerCap leases six 787-9s to EGYPTAIR

AerCap has agreed to lease six Boeing 787-9s to EGYPTAIR. The aircraft will come from AerCap’s existing orders with Boeing.

The airline will lease the aircraft as part of its fleet modernisation programme, as well for future growth.

“The 787 Dreamliner has built a reputation for reliability, operational efficiency and passenger comfort,” said Safwat Musallam, chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR. “We look forward to the 787 becoming an integral part of EGYPTAIR’s fleet as we progress our modernisation and network expansion plans.”

EGYPTAIR currently operates a mix of Airbus A330s and Boeing 777s for its long-haul flights from Cairo.

“We are pleased that EGYPTAIR has chosen the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to power their growth and fleet modernisation,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of global sales and market at Boeing. “EGYPTAIR joins the growing 787 family, now with nearly 70 customers from around the world who will benefit from the airplane’s market-leading efficiency, reliability and comfort.”

Current long haul flights include Cairo to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Guangzhou in Asia, and New York and Toronto in North America.

EGYPTAIR recently announced its intentions to acquire up to 24 Bombardier C Series aircraft to modernise its domestic and regional fleet.

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies November 16, 2017 14:31