SXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2011 posts, RR: 19 Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
I have noticed that for many years Egypt Air has sent the 767 and even 777 into JFK, and I have wondered why not send the A332? I believe that the A330 has the range to do JFK-CAI and possibly return. Any information on this?
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AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 15 Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2464 times:
Egyptair has sent a variety of aircraft to JFK in the past such as the 767, 747, and A340. The flight used to route CAI-JFK-LAX until a couple of years ago when the LAX segment was cut and the flights went to solely the 777-200.
I believe the A330-200 does not have enough capacity for the CAI-JFK route. Egpyt Air seems to be doing very well and I have even heard talk of a second flight in the summer.
WesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5395 posts, RR: 25 Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2443 times:
Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 2): I believe the A330-200 does not have enough capacity for the CAI-JFK route. Egpyt Air seems to be doing very well and I have even heard talk of a second flight in the summer.
I've also heard this rumor, as well as IAH-CAI flights. Any news on this?
Woohoo! Back to Beirut in Oct '13! (Along with a stop in DOH for 4 days)
MSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 846 posts, RR: 9 Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
Egyptair is doing very well on the CAI-JFK route , there were even talks that MS would start a twice weekly Alexandria-New York service in addition to the daily B777 CAI-JFK flights, but nothing has materialized so far .
There are 2 main reasons why MS is not deploying their A330's on the CAI-JFK route :
1/ The A330's can carry much less passengers than the B777-200ER .
2/ The A330's only have Business and Economy class while the T7 have 3 classes .