NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10058 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5212 times:
12 years back I flew with them, on an old 737-200, probably my last 732 flight. It was one of the worst flights ever. No service at all (just one drink and bad food in the first hour, then the crew was not seen again for two hours), pilots who obviously came fresh from the Egyptian Air Force, steering the plane rather hectically. And the plane itself was in a state I shook when I boarded it. A never-again experience. I´m surprised they get brandnew jets now.
Quoting B742 (Thread starter): The aircraft is the first of two from Boeing, both are leased!
The aircraft are leased from GECAS. The airline will recieve six B738s over the next 14 months. The 2nd B738 (SU-BPH) should be delivered in April.
Quoting B742 (Thread starter): I cant seem to find any updates on AMC Aviation, so you guys will have to help Wink
Do they still operate this fleet...
Here is what SU184 stated in another thread:
"AMC sold their A300 to Iran's Mahan Air, the A310 to Sudan Airways last October, they now have the 2 MD83's and one B732,"
Quoting B742 (Thread starter): So where are AMC based, CAI? Do they just operate charter flights?
Yes their main base is CAI however they operate out of SSH, HRG, LXR and ASW.
As with all private Egyptian airlines they are restricted to the charter market however this is expected to change in 2007. In fact this was one of the main reasons for ordering these new aircraft...in preperation for scheduled services as well as fleet harmonisation.
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 61 Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4893 times:
Quoting B742 (Reply 4): Seems Egypt will now have two 738 carriers Smile
Indeed. This September. Can't wait
Quoting B742 (Reply 4): Thanks I kept getting mixed up whether they were called AMC Airlines or Aviation Wink
Don't worry you're not the only one. Even CAI's website gets it wrong!
Quoting B742 (Reply 4): So does this mean they will be able to fly Int'l and Domestic flights (scheduled)?
With this new rule expected to come in during 2007.. does any Egyptian private airline have any plans to commence scheduled flights?
No dates have been set. Minister of Civil Aviation Ahmed Shafik did state that liberalisation will happen when CAI's T3 opens and upgrade work at other Egyptian airports is complete. Both take place in 2007.