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EgyptAir flight MS804 was likely caused by a cigarette in the cockpit

Flight MS 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, 2016

EgyptAir flight MS804 was a regularly scheduled international passenger flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport.

On May 19, 2016 at 02:33 Egypt Standard Time (UTC+2), the Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 56 passengers, 3 security personnel, and 7 crew members on board.

According to CBS News,

“According to a 134-page document seen by Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera and sent to the Paris court of appeal in March, a fire on board was likely to have been caused by the conjunction of two factors.

These were a leak from the co-pilot’s oxygen mask and the combustion of a cigarette smoked by the pilot or co-pilot.”

Top Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Airbus A320-232 SU-GCC (msn 2088) (Christian Volpati Collection). Image: 932992.

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EgyptAir to resume flights to Moscow on April 15

EgyptAir Boeing 737-866 WL SU-GDZ (msn 40759)  LHR (SPA). Image: 940348.

EgyptAir has announced it will resume flights from Cairo to Moscow on April 15. The route will operate daily with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

The airline is also adding service from Cairo to:

Dublin – 4 weekly flights from June 2

Mumbai – 4 weekly flights from June 2

Top Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Boeing 737-866 WL SU-GDZ (msn 40759) LHR (SPA). Image: 940348.

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EgyptAir is coming to Dublin

EgyptAir has announced it will launch the Cairo – Dublin route on June 2.

Dublin Airport made this announcement:

Dublin Airport has welcomed the news that EgyptAir is to launch a new year-round direct Dublin-Cairo service this summer.

The new route, which commences on June 2, will operate four times per week and will be Ireland’s first scheduled air service to and from Egypt. This new route comes in light of the strategy of the flag carrier of Egypt to expand its network the most dynamic cities and hubs around the world.

EgyptAir is the flag carrier of Egypt. The airline is headquartered at Cairo International Airport, its main hub, operating scheduled passenger and freight services to more than 75 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. EgyptAir is also a member of the Star Alliance Network and is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, being the first airline in the Middle East and Africa to join IATA.

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EgyptAir to launch its low-cost subsidiary, Air Sphinx, in April

EgyptAir is planning to call its low-cost subsidiary Air Sphinx.

The new division is planning to launch flights in April with two Boeing 737-800s from Giza.

Giza’s Sphinx International Airport recently opened a new terminal.

 

Egyptair flies to Israel for first time, commencing a new flight route

From the Jerusalem Post:

“An Egyptair aircraft landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday (October 3) in the airline’s first-ever commercial flight to Israel.”

Read the full article:

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/egyptair-plane-lands-in-israel-for-first-time-ever-680905

EgyptAir to resume nonstop flights between Cairo and Dusseldorf

EgyptAir's 2018 National Football Team special livery

EgyptAir has made this announcement:

EgyptAir has announced the operation of 3 weekly direct flights between Cairo and Dusseldorf as of July 2, 2021.
The airline will operate its flights to Dusseldorf using one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Top Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Boeing 737-800 WL SU-GEN (msn 63806) (Egyptian National Football Team) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 941824.
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AerCap delivers the first new Airbus A320neo to EgyptAir

First Airbus A320neo for EgyptAir

AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced it has delivered a new Airbus A320neo aircraft on lease to EgyptAir, the first of a 15 A320neo Family aircraft deal with EgyptAir.

With this delivery, EgyptAir will become the first airline based in mainland Africa to operate the aircraft type.

AerCap is the world’s largest Airbus A320neo Family lessor, with 325 owned and on order.

Top Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWBB (SU-GFJ) (msn 9473) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 948824.

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EgyptAir leases two additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from AerCap

EgyptAir Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner SU-GER (msn 38798) FRA (Marcelo F. De Biasi). Image: 946933.

AerCap Holdings N.V. and EgyptAir today announced they have executed long-term operating leases for two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The aircraft are from AerCap’s order book with Boeing and the first unit is scheduled to deliver in 2021 with the second unit delivering in 2022.

In October 2017, EgyptAir placed an order with AerCap for six 787-9 aircraft, all of which were delivered to the airline in 2019.

The announcement was made during the 2019 Dubai Airshow.

AerCap is the world’s largest customer of the 787 aircraft, with a total of 117 owned and on order.

Top Copyright Photo: EgyptAir Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner SU-GER (msn 38798) FRA (Marcelo F. De Biasi). Image: 946933.

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EgyptAir takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

SU-GER - EgyptAir's first 787 Dreamliner, delivered on March 27, 2019

EgyptAir on March 27, 2019 took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner when the pictured 787-9 SU-GER departed Paine Field in Everett bound for Cairo.

Above Photo: EgyptAir.

The flag carrier has six copies on order.

The aircraft is expected to have a new business class product.

The first planned international route is likely to be from Cairo to Toronto (Pearson).

Top Copyright Photo (all others AerCap): EgyptAir Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner SU-GER (msn 38798) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 946019.

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