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EgyptAir flight MS804 crashes in Mediterranean

EgyptAir flight MS804 crashes in Mediterranean

19 May 2016 Airline News

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.

Fake suicide belt used in EgyptAir MS181 hijack

Fake suicide belt used in EgyptAir MS181 hijack

30 March 2016 Airline News

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.

Passengers freed as EgyptAir hijacker surrenders to police

Passengers freed as EgyptAir hijacker surrenders to police

29 March 2016 Airline News

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 reinstates London Heathrow to Luxor Direct Flight

Egyptair reinstates London Heathrow to Luxor Direct Flight

17 February 2014 Airline News

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 receives 80th aircraft

EGYPTAIR receives 80th aircraft

15 July 2012 Airline News

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.

Sabre and EgyptAir ink deal

Sabre and EgyptAir ink deal

5 June 2012 Airline News

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.

Egyptair announces new chairman and CEO

Egyptair announces new chairman and CEO

2 January 2012 Press Release Airline News

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 takes over as Egyptian minister of civil aviation

Hussein Massoud takes over as Egyptian minister of civil aviation

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.”