MSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4502 times:
Egypt-based low-cost carrier Air Cairo has signed a contract with Airbus for four A320s, becoming a new Middle East customer for the aircraft. The deal reaffirms a previously announced commitment by the airline to the Airbus A320 Family.
Air Cairo, which is majority owned by an Egyptian bank and Egyptair, plans to use the Airbus A320s mainly on routes to Europe and within the Middle East.
Air Cairo's A320s will seat up to 174 passengers in an all-economy layout, and be powered by CFM International CFM56-5 engines.
"With its passenger appeal and excellent economics, the Airbus A320 is the right size of aircraft for our services," says Air Cairo Chairman Kamal Zaki. "We will also benefit from commonality with the other Airbus A320 Family aircraft in the Egyptair fleet."
Air Cairo currently flies two Airbus A321s - leased from Egyptair - on charter flights to Europe, as well as within the Middle East.