Dubai Airshow: EGYPTAIR signs for 10 A350-900s

Posted on 14 November, 2023 by Advance 

At the 2023 Dubai Airshow, EGYPTAIR has announced an order for 10 new Airbus A350-900s.

Image © Airbus S.A.S. 2023

Once added to the fleet, the A350-900s will provide EGYPTAIR with 25% less fuel burn and, in turn, reduced emissions, while passengers enjoy the comfort of wide seats, high ceilings and ambient lighting.

The signing took place at the 2023 Dubai Airshow in the presence of EGYPTAIR’s Chairman and CEO, Engineer Yehia Zakaria and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, Christian Scherer.

"EGYPTAIR is a key partner of Airbus in the Middle East and Africa. We take immense pride in this partnership aimed at furthering the aviation industry. Our focus lies in the enhancement of our fleet to embrace some of the most contemporary aircraft available,” said EGYPTAIR Chairman and CEO Yehia Zakaria.

Zakaria added: "EGYPTAIR has firmed up an agreement with Airbus to procure 10 A350-900 aircraft, each boasting a capacity of 340 seats. These aircraft come equipped with cutting-edge technologies and Rolls-Royce XWB Trent engines, known for their modern design and reduced fuel emissions and consumption. As we tackle growing demand across our network, this aircraft is the optimal choice.

“Once delivered the A350-900 will be EGYPTAIR’s flagship aircraft. Adding the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft to the airline’s fleet will be instrumental in expanding its offering, opening new opportunities particularly in Western US and the far East,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial officer and Head of Airbus International.

The A350 has won over 1,000 orders from leading carriers from around the globe.