Egypt's rich history and its attraction as a tourist destination are world renowned but the country's flag carrier has its eyes fixed on the future rather than the past, as it sees great opportunities in becoming a key hub in the Middle East and North Africa.
Today, the airline flies to 72 destinations and operates well over 1,200 flights a week. There are plans to develop new routes and increase frequency both in Europe and Africa. Although the focus may be mostly on Europe and Africa, the airline has major routes into Asia with China and Japan notably successful for them and of course into North America.
EGYPTAIR also has a large maintenance and engineering (M&E) business and jointly created the Egypt Aero Management Services (EAMS) company with Rolls-Royce. This provides expertise to EGYPTAIR to assist the airline's M&E business in developing its workshop.
EGYPTAIR currently operates seven Rolls-Royce Trent-powered Airbus A330s and has five more aircraft on order. There are also 17 IAE V2500-powered Airbus A320 family aircraft in operation.
All of the Rolls-Royce Trent engines for EGYPTAIR are under a TotalCare® agreement and the airline says it is a beneficial and secure system for them, ensuring no interruptions to their flight plans.
A V2500-powered Airbus A320 taxies out
Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines power EGYPTAIR's fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft