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.
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
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
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
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!