Dubai Airshow 2023: EgyptAir Orders 10 Airbus A350s
Egypt’s flag carrier, EgyptAir, has placed an order for ten Airbus A350-900 widebody jets. The announcement came during the Dubai Airshow 2023. Each aircraft ordered will have a 340-seating capacity, ambient lighting, the Airbus AirSpace cabin and be powered by Rolls-Royce XWB Trent engines. The new fleet of A350-900s will enable EgyptAir to open nonstop routes towards the western USA and the Far East.
The Airbus A350 family is one of the most efficient widebody aeroplanes in the world. Based on the derivative and configuration, an A350 can fly 310-400 passengers for up to 9,700 nautical miles (17,964km).
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In addition to this order, EgyptAir also struck a lease deal with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for 18 new Boeing 737-8 aircraft. It is the first deal between the two parties. The single-aisle jets, fetched from ALC’s order book with the American aircraft manufacturer, will be delivered to EgyptAir between 2025 and 2026.