EGYPTAIR has received its first Airbus 330-300 arriving Cairo on Saturday at 14:00. EGYPTAIR HOLDING CHAIRMAN and CEO, Eng Hussien Massoud with a number of Egyptian Civil Aviation and EGYPTAIR officials were in reception of the new aircraft. The aircraft delivery ceremony was held in Airbus HQ in Toulouse with the attendance of Capt Alaa Ashour, EGYPTAIR AIRLINES CHAIRMAN and CEO, and Mr. Fouad El- Attar, Airbus Middle East Vice Chairman.

With the arrival of this aircraft, Eng Hussien Massoud announced “The delivery of this aircraft, which is the first of 5 A330-300 transaction, comes in line with the continuous strategic development of the Egyptian Civil Aviation Sector under the leadership of HE Ahmed Shafiq, the Egyptian Minister of Civil aviation, also comes within EGYPTAIR’s ambitious plan to expand and modernize the fleet and the continuous development of EGYPTAIR’s services.”

Capt Alaa Ashour the Chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR Airlines, who flies the A330-300 back to Cairo himself, expressed his happiness with the new aircraft saying “This aircraft is a good leap of EGYPTAIR as it provides the on board Wireless internet and mobile services facilities to be the first aircraft in Africa from this type. Moreover, this aircraft will operate the daily non-stop morning flight between Cairo and London .”

This aircraft embraces a number of the latest technologies; like using the wireless internet and personal mobile on board, besides using the GSM, SMS and GPRS services. The passengers flying onboard the new A330-300 will be able to make phone calls through their personal mobiles with the same international calls rate of their service providers, in addition to the ability of sending SMS and using the mobile internet service. Moreover, the customers will enjoy using the WI-FI service throughout their flight.

With these innovative services, EGYPTAIR will enable its customers from keeping in touch with their business, families and friends throughout all their relaxing flight.

The new A330-300 accommodates 301 seats, of which 36 in business class and 265 in economy class. All EGYPTAIR customers flying onboard the aircraft will be able to recharge their personal devices while relaxing on their elegant seats and they will be also able to sleep on their 160ْ Flat Beds, or they will indulge themselves in hundreds of entertainment options with personal entertainment system screened on the 15.4″ screens.

Further, EGYPTAIR’s newest A330-300 economy seats provide wider and more relaxing seats with personal entertainment system displayed on the back of every sear to enable the customers and their families from selecting from the best entertainment programs; this is in addition to providing electricity plug in every seat.