CAIRO- 25 April 2017: A delegation of EgyptAir headed to Boeing Headquarters in Seattle on Tuesday to receive the latest addition to EgyptAir’s fleet of Boeing B737-800 NG jet.
The aircraft is part of a $864 million deal between EgyptAir and Boeing. It includes delivering 9 airplanes to the Egyptian company by the end of 2017, according to the state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram. Egypt received the first jet in December 2016.
The deal is funded by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd., an aerospace company which specializes in aircraft leasing and maintenance.
EgyptAir seeks raising the capacity of its fleet to reach 105 jets in 2020, and 156 in 2025. Meanwhile, the airline owns 20 jets of the B737-800 model.
“The 737 delivers the superior reliability, fuel efficiency and high-value returns operators require[d] in today's competitive market,” according to the official Boeing website, describing the passenger cabin design as “a flying experience that exceeds expectations.”