EgyptAir delivered new Embraer 170 fleet

has delivered the first of six EMBRAER 170 jets to EgyptAir Express, the
new subsidiary of the Egyptian flag carrier, EgyptAir.This aircraft is the first E-Jet to operate in that country. EgyptAir
selected the EMBRAER 170 in September 2006, placing an order for six
aircraft, plus six options. The E-Jets will serve as the backbone of the
EgyptAir Express fleet, flying to primary and secondary destinations within
its domestic and regional markets.
  “Today’s delivery is of special importance to us because it marks the
beginning of EgyptAir Express’ operations,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer
Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “Passenger comfort and efficiency
are EgyptAir Express’ top priorities and we are pleased and honored that
the EMBRAER 170 has been selected to fulfill their needs.”
  The EMBRAER 170 jets of EgyptAir Express are configured with leather
seats, comfortably seating 76 passengers.
  “The EMBRAER 170 was chosen after a rigorous comparative study and
proved to be the best option for EgyptAir Express’ business plan,” said
Engineer Mohamed Hassan, Chairman of EgyptAir Express. “The arrival of the
first EMBRAER 170 marks the start of our operations and is a very exciting
time for all of us who have been involved in the creation of this new
airline, especially since it coincides with the celebration of the 75th
anniversary of EgyptAir.”
  Embraer and EgyptAir are studying the possibility of establishing an
authorized service center for the E-Jets in the region, to be run by
EgyptAir M&E.