Egyptair receives first Airbus A330-300

First Egyptair aircraft to feature onboard communications technology.
NEWS, Aviation


EgyptAir has received its first Airbus A330-300 aircraft from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France.

Powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, the aircraft seats 301 passengers in total, with 265 in economy class and 36 in business class.

"This delivery is an important milestone in the history of EgyptAir. We will continue to bring the latest to our customers who deserve this premium and highly competitive product" stated Engineer Hussein Massoud, chairman and CEO of Egyptair Holding Company. "We are determined on the ambitious plan for fleet expansion and modernisation."

Joining Egyptair's existing Airbus fleet of 17 A320 family aircraft, seven A330-200s and three A340-200s, the new A330-300 will be the first Egyptair aircraft to feature onboard communications technology, enabling passengers to benefit from in flight mobile phone services and WI-FI internet access.

"We are proud to be partnering with Egyptair as they launch their new onboard communications offering on the A330,” said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, Customers.

"Passengers can now use these innovative services from the unparalleled comfort of the A330 cabin whilst the airline will benefit from the excellent reliability and economics offered by the aircraft."

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