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Egypt Air

 

Egypt Air

 

The Egypt's national airline is Egypt Air, founded in 1932, on June 6. Egypt Air's first flight was in 1933, July, on a Cairo-Alexandria route.

At the beginning, the airline's name was Misr Airwork and the Airwork Company was its associate. Starting with October 1971 the airline's name is Egypt Air and the company is totally under the Egypt's government ownership.


The second largest African airline, Egypt Air has flights in seventy destinations from Africa, United States of America, Europe, Canada, the Far and the Middle East. The deity of the sky in the Egypt's mythology, Horus, is the logo of Egypt's national airline. The Horus was pictured as a man that have a falcon head, or, simply, as a falcon.


The Arab Air Carriers Organization has the Egypt Air as their member and in 2008 the Egyptian airline is expected to become a Star Alliance member, too. In 2007 the Egyptian airline transformed into a holding company that reunites the following companies:

 

 

 

Egypt Air Ground Services, Egypt Air Airlines, Egypt Air Inflight Services, Egypt Air Maintenance & Engineering, Egypt Air Medical Services, Egypt Air Cargo and Egypt Air Tourism & Duty Free Shops. In 2006 and 2007 two more companies were added: Egypt Air Supplementary Industries Company and Egypt Air Express. The last mentioned one makes the connection between Cairo and Alexandria, Sharm El-Sheikh, Marsa Alam, Hurghada, Abu Simbel, Aswan and Luxor.

 

Egypt Air

 

In 2006 Egypt Air was rated as a 3 Stars Quality Certified Airline by Skytrax.


One year later, the company's total number of the employees was of 20,734. Although the airline company is owned by the government, it's not financially supported by the government, the company having a self-financing system. Also, the company operates without any implication from the Egypt's government, just like a private company.

 

Egypt Air has signed cooperative and commercial agreements with South African Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, TAP Portugal, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Swiss International Airlines, all of these companies being members of the Star Alliance.

 

 

The Egypt Air operates with 4 Airbus A321-200, 3 Airbus A340-200, 12 Airbus A320-200, 5 Boeing 777-200ER, 4 Boeing 737-500 and 3 Boeing 737-800. More, in period 2009-2012 seven Airbus A330-200 are expected to entry in service, as well as a Boeing 777-300ER, in 2010.


The Egyptian company also has agreements with the airlines: Korean Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Yemenia, Aerosvit Airlines, BMI, Austrian Airlines, Olympic Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Tunis Air, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, South African Airways, Thai Airways International and Swiss International Airlines.

 

 

 

In 2008 Cairo International Airport (Egypt Air's main base) will inaugurate the Terminal 3, fact that will double the capacity of the airport. With this occasion, Egypt Air will transfer all the flights to this terminal.


If you want to contact the Egypt Air company, the address is: Egypt Air, Cairo International Airport, Airport Road, Cairo, Egypt. Or, you can give a call at: +20-2-267-4700. The fax number is: +20-2-267-4555.


Have a nice flight!

 
 

 

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