Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60 Posted (7 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 6010 times:
EgyptAir have revealed the schedules for their new domestic/regional subsidiary, EgyptAir Express, who receive their first 2 Embraer E-170s simultaneously in May (the first aircraft was due to arrive in April).
The airline has 6 firm orders for the aircraft, with the following delivery schedule:
2x May 2007
1x June 2007
1x July 2007
1x August 2007
1x September 2007
A further 6 aircraft are on option and should be converted to firm orders by year end for delivery in 2009. The option is available to convert to the larger 175/190/195 models if needed.
EgyptAir Express will initially operate domestic services but will operate regional international services by summer end.
The initial schedule will be as follows:-
Cairo - Sharm El Shiekh
CAI SSH MS301 1234567 09:00/09:55 0hr55min 0 E70
SSH CAI MS302 1234567 10:25/11:20 0hr55min 0 E70
CAI SSH MS303 1234567 12:15/13:10 0hr55min 0 E70
SSH CAI MS304 1234567 13:40/14:35 0hr55min 0 E70
CAI SSH MS305 1234567 17:00/17:55 0hr55min 0 E70
SSH CAI MS306 1234567 18:25/19:20 0hr55min 0 E70
CAI SSH MS309 1234567 20:15/21:10 0hr55min 0 E70
SSH CAI MS310 1234567 21:40/22:35 0hr55min 0 E70
to complement EgyptAir (mainline)'s 4-5x daily A321/A320/B735 flights
Cairo - Hurghada
CAI HRG MS315 1234567 08:00/08:58 0hr58min 0 E70
HRG CAI MS316 1234567 09:30/10:28 0hr58min 0 E70
CAI HRG MS317 1234567 12:00/12:58 0hr58min 0 E70
HRG CAI MS318 1234567 13:30/14:28 0hr58min 0 E70
CAI HRG MS321 1234567 20:30/21:28 0hr58min 0 E70
HRG CAI MS322 1234567 22:00:22:58 0hr58min 0 E70
to complement EgyptAir (mainline)'s 3x daily A320/B735 flights
Cairo - Luxor
CAI LXR MS331 1234567 08:00/09:07 1hr07min 0 E70
LXR CAI MS332 1234567 09:40/10:47 1hr07min 0 E70
CAI LXR MS333 1234567 12:00/13:07 1hr07min 0 E70
LXR CAI MS334 1234567 13:40/14:47 1hr07min 0 E70
CAI LXR MS335 1234567 17:00/18:07 1hr07min 0 E70
LXR CAI MS336 1234567 18:40/19:47 1hr07min 0 E70
CAI LXR MS337 1234657 22:00/23:07 1hr07min 0 E70
LXR CAI MS338 1234567 23:40/00:47+1 1hr07min 0 E70
to complement EgyptAir (mainline)'s 5-7x daily A330/A321/A320/B735 flights
Cairo - Mersa Metruh
CAI MUH MS367 ----5-7 15:15/16:30 1hr15min 0 E70
MUH CAI MS368 ----5-7 17:00/18:15 1hr15min 0 E70
Cairo - Alexandria (Borg El Arab)
CAI HBE MS353 ---4-6- 18:00/18:45 0hr45min 0 E70
HBE CAI MS354 ---4-6- 19:15/20:00 0hr45min 0 E70
Cairo - Aswan
CAI ASW MS345 1234567 08:30/09:52 1hr22min 0 E70
ASW CAI MS346 1234567 10:25/11:47 1hr22min 0 E70
CAI ASW MS347 1234567 14:00/15:22 1hr22min 0 E70
ASW CAI MS348 1234567 15:55/17:17 1hr22min 0 E70
CAI ASW MS349 1234567 19:00/20:22 1hr22min 0 E70
ASW CAI MS350 1234567 20:55/22:17 1hr22min 0 E70
to complement EgyptAir (mainline)'s 5x daily A321/A320/B735 flights (2 via LXR)
As I stated in an earlier thread EgyptAir Express will base an Embraer at Alexandria Al-Nozha Airport. This will take place at the end of August and new routes from ALY will be launched from 01SEP07 including flights to Sharm El Sheikh and Luxor. The latter 2 will also be connected with more flights. I'll post the schedules soon.
The new services will complement and not completely replace EgyptAir mainline's domestic services until the fleet grows. However EgyptAir mainline will maintain a presence on the trunk routes (i.e. CAI-SSH, CAI-HRG and CAI-LXR) to connect to/from its international flights.
Another domestic sector seeing an upgrade is the ASW-ABS-ASW route where the 3x daily flights (MS245/247/249) will change from a mixture of A320s/B735s to all A321s, increasing capacity by 28%. The same aircraft will operate the 3 rotations with a tight 35 minute turnaround at each airport.
to complement EgyptAir (mainline)'s 2x weekly ALY-SSH-ALY B735 flight (MS157/158) and 3x weekly LXR-SSH-LXR A320 flight (MS161/162)
Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 1): hey horus,
Thanks for the information can't wait to see the real plane flying soon.
good look for Express.
June will be a milestone for the airline. Not only is the 2nd phase of the Summer timetable implemented with increased flights on the current network, but also the launch of CAN, KUL and LIS flights, the arrival of the third B738 and off course the start-up of EgyptAir Express.
A great year to commemorate the 75th Anniversary. This weekend the airline will announce ways to promote 75 years of operations.