EgyptAir has agreed a deal with Boeing for eight more 737-800s. The first aircraft will be delivered to the Cairo-based airline in February with all eight in situ by December next year. Finance for the acquisition is being provided by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). EgyptAir currently operates 20 737-800s.
“The delivery of this new order will help us maintain EgyptAir’s global flight schedule and continue to deliver a consistently great performance for our customers,” said EgyptAir Chairman and CEO Safwat Musallam. “The new aircraft will help us in unlocking new international routes, thus providing a springboard for network expansion in the years to come.”
Marty Bentrott, Vice President of Sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, added: “Our relationship with EgyptAir started 50 years ago with a 707 and we are proud to see that relationship grow with the addition of eight Next-Generation 737-800s, financed by another important Boeing customer, DAE.”