EgyptAir has taken delivery of its first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region, and the sixth operator worldwide.
Representatives from the airline, alongside executives from Airbus Canada Limited Partnership, celebrated the aircraft handover at the A220 Mirabel final assembly line.
Capt Ahmed Adel, Chairman and CEO EgyptAir said: “We are proud to welcome our very first A220 aircraft and to be the first airline in the Middle East and North African region to take delivery and launch commercial operations of the A220 – the most innovative and technologically advanced aircraft in the world. Airbus’ A220 airliners are integral to the execution of EgyptAir business development strategy Horizon 2025 and fleet optimization plan.”
EgyptAir’s brand-new A220-300 is configured in a two-class cabin with 140-seats including 15 premium economy and 125 economy class seats, offering every passenger a greater level of comfort and space.
With an order book of over 500 aircraft at the end of August 2019, the A220 has all the credentials to win the lion’s share of the 100- to 150-seat aircraft market estimated to represent at least 7,000 aircraft over the next 20 years.