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.
EgyptAir flight MS181 was hijacked using a fake suicide belt, officials have confirmed. The Airbus A320 was carrying 56 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo, along with six crew and a security official, when it was diverted by a passenger threatening to blow himself up yesterday.
The hijacking of an EgyptAir flight forced to land at Larnaca airport in Cyprus has ended peacefully with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering. A number of passengers and crew had earlier been freed from a hijacked plane has sat on the runway at the airport.
EgyptAir has reinstated its service from London Heathrow to Luxor International, with the weekly flight departing each Monday. The move comes as the country tries so shepherd tourists away from the capital Cairo as it seeks to rebuild its shattered tourism industry.
Egyptair is launching its new daily regular flights between Cairo and Abidjan, Cote d’ivoire starting from 1st of July and also between Cairo and Al Qasim, Saudi Arabia starting from the 1st of June 2013.
EGYPTAIR has announced the operation of two more direct flights between Cairo and Doha starting the beginning of June 2013 with the modern Boeing 737-800 aircrafts; this will increase the total number of weekly flights to reach 14 flights per week in a double daily operation to Doha.
EGYPTAIR welcomed the newest Boeing 737-800 to its fleet which now consists of 80 modern aircraft. The new medium range aircraft will operate on the European, Middle Eastern and African routes.
Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has today confirmed the signing of a new global full content airline agreement with EGYPTAIR that will give all of Travelport’s Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo-connected travel agents worldwide access to the carrier’s full range of published fares and inventory.
Sabre Travel Network Middle East (STNME) and EgyptAir have signed a multi-year distribution agreement which provides Sabre-connected travel agents around the world with access to the carrier’s full range of air fares.
Captain Hossam Kamal has taken over the position of chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company. Kamal brings more than 29 years of experience within EgyptAir and following his 2009 appointment as EgyptAir Holding vice chairman.
Hussein Massoud has been sworn in as the Egyptian minister of civil aviation, after being commissioned by the Egyptian prime minister Kamal El Ganzoury. After accepting the responsibilities of the new position, Massoud said: “The priorities in the next period will be directed towards organising the internal structure of the ministry and creating a homogeneous teamwork system.”