On March 10, 2010, Cairo Airport witnessed the milestone delivery of the first EGYPTAIR new Boeing 777-300ER.
The flyaway away flight from Boeing factory in Seattle was on the 9th at 14:30 after a ceremony that was overwhelmed by joy and happiness from both Boeing and EGYPTAIR teams. The aircraft accommodates 49 business class full flat seats and 297 Economy class seats all with individual monitors.
EGYPTAIR will take an additional five 777-300ERs through the second quarter of 2011 to continue upgrading its long-haul service with premium product.
Eng. Hussein Massoud, Chairman & CEO, EGYPTAIR Holding Company who welcomed the aircraft upon arrival, marked this moment stating that “This delivery is a substantial milestone in the history of EGYPTAIR .We will continue to bring the latest to our customers who deserve this premium and highly competitive product”. He added “We are determined on the coherent development plan for the Egyptian Civil Aviation under the vision of H.E. Ahmed Shafiq, the Minister of the Egyptian Civil Aviation”.
The delivery team was headed by Captain Alaa Ashour, Chairman of EGYPTAIR Airline who expressed his happiness welcoming the new aircraft to EGYPTAIR family. He declared that “This is a moment all EGYPTAIR employees are waiting for. It is a culmination of the strenuous efforts exerted few years ago to modernize our fleet and upgrade our services to exceed the expectations of our customers”.
The Economy Class on this aircraft accommodates wider and more relaxing seats with only 9 seats abreast which is a great edge for EGYPYTAIR, and each seat is provided by personal entertainment system with 10.4 inch screens to enable our customers selecting the best from the hundreds of audio-visual entertainment programs. Further, economy class customers will use power outlets in their seats to recharge their personal electronic devices.
The aircraft is equipped with advanced lighting system through colour mixing. Different mood lighting can be chosen to imitate the sunset, sunrise and dimming lights. In addition, the plane ceiling is decorated with shining blue star lights.
The aircraft will operate on the daily service between Cairo and London Heathrow, while the second aircraft who will be delivered by the end of next month will operate on the non-stop service to Narita Tokyo. After the delivery of the third and forth aircraft EGYPTAIR customers will enjoy this premium product on the daily non-stop service between Cairo and New York.