Tue, Aug 28, 2007
Widebody Continues Sales Resurgence
EgyptAir, headquartered in Cairo has signed a firm contract to
buy five A330-200 widebody aircraft, with an option for an
"Expanding our fleet with the Airbus A330-200 will allow
EgyptAir to continue its impressive route network growth which now
numbers over 60 international destinations in over 43 countries.
The A330-200 aircraft with its very low costs, reliability and
cabin comfort suites our expansion needs and will also fit in well
with our existing fleet of Airbus aircraft", said Atef Abd El
Hamid, Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company.
EgyptAir currently operates around 30 A320-family planes, in
addition to A330s, A340s and the A300-600 freighter.
"We are delighted with EgyptAir's continued commitment to Airbus
and our world leading products. EgyptAir already operate a largely
Airbus aircraft fleet and we look forward to continuing this
partnership for years to come", said John Leahy, Airbus Chief
Operating Officer Customers.
As ANN has reported, after
years of relative obscurity in the order books, the A330 twinjet
has seen a resurgence in orders for 2007 -- fueled in large part to
an upcoming freighter variant (shown above). Other orders are tied
to the European planemaker's upcoming A350 XWB; the airframe is
also used for the EADS Multi-Role Tanker Transport.
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