Airbus widebodies for Egyptair

The carrier is bolstering its long-haul fleet

Egyptair has announced an order for 10 Airbus A350-900s, as orders continue to emerge from the 2023 Dubai Airshow.

Present at the signing was Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, Christian Scherer, and Egyptair Chairman and CEO, Yehia Zakaria.


Speaking of the deal, Yehia Zakaria said: “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.

“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.”

Christian Scherer added: “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.”