Egypt-based carrier Air Cairo, has taken delivery of its first directly purchased aircraft, an Airbus A320, at a ceremony in Cairo.
The delivery is the first from a total for four A320 aircraft ordered from Airbus.
Air Cairo plan to operate the aircraft on charter routes between Europe and within the Middle East.
The airline is majority owned by EgyptAir and Egyptian banks.
The A320’s will be configured to seat up to 174 passengers in an all-economy layout.
CFM International CFM56-5 engines will power all the aircraft.