Egyptair has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of seven A330-200s. This is the first A330 acquisition by Egyptair, which already operates a large Airbus fleet. Deliveries for the aircraft are scheduled to begin in June 2004.
The Egyptian flag carrier plans to operate the A330-200 on routes mainly within the Middle East and to Europe. In Egyptair's layout the aircraft will seat around 275 passengers. Egyptair is one of Airbus’ largest customers in the Middle East, today operating seven A320s, four A321s, three A340-200s, two A300B4 freighters and seven A300-600 aircraft. Egyptair also has five A320s on order, to be delivered in the coming months.
Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the US, China and Japan. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS joint Company with BAE SYSTEMS. — (menareport.com)
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