EgyptAir has taken delivery of the first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region. The carrier also becomes just the sixth operator worldwide.
The first A220-300 for EgyptAir has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. The first of 12 aircraft EgyptAir has on order is due to be delivered to the Cairo-based airline in the coming weeks.
Etihad Airways and EgyptAir, the flag carrier of Egypt, have announced a new codeshare partnership. Under the initial phase of the agreement, Etihad Airways will place its ‘EY’ code on EgyptAir operated flights between Abu Dhabi and Cairo, while EgyptAir will place its ‘MS’ code on Etihad Airways flights between the two capital cities.
Investigators examining the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 earlier this year have found traces of explosive on victims of the disaster. As a result, a criminal investigation would now begin into the crash of the Airbus A320, the Egyptian civil aviation ministry said.
Travellers interested in ancient Egypt or Nile cruises can now fly directly to Luxor following news that Egyptair has launched direct weekly flights between Heathrow and Luxor. The five hour and twenty minute flight leaves London Heathrow at 17:00 and arrives in Luxor at 23.20.
Boeing and EgyptAir announced an order today for nine Next-Generation 737-800s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. The deal is valued at $864 million at current list prices, with eight of the airplanes to be financed by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The announcement coincides with 50 years of partnership between Boeing and the airline that began with an order for a 707 in 1966.
Egyptian investigators have located the wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed in the Mediterranean last month. A statement said “several main locations of the wreckage” had been identified.
EgyptAir flight MS804 did not swerve and change direction before disappearing from radar screens, according to officials in Egypt. Greece had previously suggested the plane had turned 90 degrees left and performed a 360 degree turn to the right before it crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 disappeared from radar screens on route from Paris to Cairo last Thursday.
Images of items which were found during the search for missing EgyptAir flight MS804 have been released by The Egyptian military, according to reports.
The Egyptian military has located debris from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 in the Mediterranean. Military units from Greece, France, Egypt and the UK have been scouring the Mediterranean near the Greek island of Karpathos following the disappearance of the flight yesterday.
EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar, the Egyptian flag-carrier has confirmed. French President Francois Hollande has confirmed the plane likely crashed on route to the Egyptian capital. Some 56 passengers, seven crew members and three security personnel were on board the Airbus A320 when it disappeared at 00:45 GMT.