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EgyptAir takes delivery of seventh B737-800NG jet

Posted 31 August 2017 · Add Comment

EgyptAir has received the 7th of nine new Boeing 737-800s ordered as part of plans to upgrade its aging fleet.

The new aircraft arrived at the early hours of Thursday morning with registration SU-GEL, performing flight number MS3330. The jet became the 27th of the same type and 67th of the total number of aircraft included in EgyptAir fleet.

Sherif Ezzat, chairman of EgyptAir Airlines said: “The airline is keen to develop its fleet by relying on the most modern aircraft; we have ordered several modifications to be introduced to the aircraft that would guarantee the comfort and safety of our customers worldwide.”

He added that this aircraft model will help reduce fuel consumption by 6 percent compared with the model that the company currently uses and will also reduce maintenance costs by 20 percent and operating costs by 8 percent. Furthermore, the new Egyptian flag carrier's of B737-800 NGs are configured with 16 business and 138 economy seats.  The carrier has increased the space between the seats to 32 inches in economy class and 45 inches in business class to improve passenger comfort. This is in addition power charging outlets, a state-of-the-art illumination system (LED), and personal screens.

EgyptAir plans to add 33 different types of aircraft and manufacturers as part of its fleet modernisation plan that targets short-, medium- and long-haul aircraft.

 

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