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EgyptAir Receives Its First Of 5 Airbus A330-300s  
User currently offlineegyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10208 times:

EgyptAir received its first of 5, brand new, Airbus A330-300s at 14:00 Cairo Local Time on Saturday the 28th of August.

Capt Alaa Ashour the Chairman and CEO of EgyptAir airlines flew the plane himself from Tolouse to Cairo!

This aircraft will operate the daily non-stop morning flight between Cairo and London Heathrow, as MS 777/778. From October 31st to December 31st, EgyptAir will delpoy another A330-300 to Dubai (DXB) as MS 910/911.

The new A330-300 will be the first Egyptair aircraft to feature onboard communications technology, enabling passengers to benefit from in flight mobile phone services and WI-FI internet access.

The following is quoted from several articles:



"The new A330-300 accommodates 301 seats, of which 36 in business class and 265 in economy class. All EGYPTAIR customers flying onboard the aircraft will be able to recharge their personal devices while relaxing on their elegant seats and they will be also able to sleep on their 160ْ Flat Beds, or they will indulge themselves in hundreds of entertainment options with personal entertainment system screened on the 15.4" screens.

Further, EGYPTAIR's newest A330-300 economy seats provide wider and more relaxing seats with personal entertainment system displayed on the back of every sear to enable the customers and their families from selecting from the best entertainment programs; this is in addition to providing electricity plug in every seat.

This aircraft embraces a number of the latest technologies; like using the wireless internet and personal mobile on board, besides using the GSM, SMS and GPRS services. The passengers flying onboard the new A330-300 will be able to make phone calls through their personal mobiles with the same international calls rate of their service providers, in addition to the ability of sending SMS and using the mobile internet service. Moreover, the customers will enjoy using the WI-FI service throughout their flight."



Please read the following articles:

http://www.ameinfo.com/241051.html

http://www.ftnnews.com/content/view/10199/27/

http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engine...ture-takes-delivery-first-a330-300

A picture from the delivery ceremony:




The Chairman and CEO was recently interviewed on a popular Egyptian TV Show,of to discuss the delivery of the A330-300 and EgyptAir developments.

In the first part, fastforward to 2:40 to see footage of the delivery ceremony, interior of the aircraft and cockpit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iItI1fjXjSc&feature=player_embedded

Here are parts 2 and 3 of the interview for those who are interested, however they are in Arabic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM7bebQ9PNM&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q578BSpaWP8&feature=player_embedded

Photos of the new bird from the Airliners.net database:


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I think this is an important milestone for EgyptAir, and the delivery of the A330-300s, along with the continuous deliveries of the B777-300ERs (Which have the same comfortable, and modern interiors) will allow EgyptAir to develop a competitive long-hual product with World-Class standards. EgyptAir may stil have a long way to go, but it certainly is going forward  

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User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10184 times:

Did EgyptAir get rid of the 772s? Or will they be operating them along with the A330-300s?

User currently offlineMSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10158 times:

Quoting Adam T. (Reply 1):
Did EgyptAir get rid of the 772s? Or will they be operating them along with the A330-300s?

They are getting rid of the 3 older B772's (built in 1997) , however it looks like they are keeping the 2 newer ones (built in 2001) for a bit longer .

Quoting egyptair269 (Thread starter):

Mabrouk egyptair269  



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User currently offlineSwallow From Uganda, joined Jul 2007, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10098 times:

Quoting egyptair269 (Thread starter):
160ْ Flat Beds

Why not 180? Does 20 degrees eat up that much space? I am not a big fan of angled lie-flat beds  

Great livery BTW  



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User currently offlineegyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10089 times:

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 2):
Mabrouk egyptair269

Mabrouk 3aleik kaman, this is a good occassion for all of us!  


User currently offlineegyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10074 times:

Quoting Swallow (Reply 3):
Why not 180? Does 20 degrees eat up that much space? I am not a big fan of angled lie-flat beds

I was wondering about the same question myself, the B777-300ERs have lie flat beds, why not the A330-300s?  


User currently offlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8413 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10028 times:

Quoting egyptair269 (Reply 5):
I was wondering about the same question myself, the B777-300ERs have lie flat beds, why not the A330-300s?

My guess is the A330's will be used on regional medium-haul routes and the B777-300ER's will be used on long haul routes. Or maybe, just as LH decided not to put full flat beds in their A380's, they see more value in adding more J seats.


User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27034 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10012 times:

Congrats to MS. Lovely interiors also and nice large PTV's in Y. Im glad they are using it to London and the Wifi will be great for passengers.

User currently offlinedirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 9851 times:

Hey, mabrouk 3al jamei3 =)
Can't wait to try the new MS A333. Do the 77Ws have in-flight WiFi as well? It didn't occur to me to try using my laptop when I flew the bird.
Would love to see future 738s come with PTVs as well-not even QR/EY/GF have that luxury on their narrowbodied a/c.


User currently offlinebrightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 9824 times:

Quoting directorguy (Reply 8):
Would love to see future 738s come with PTVs as well-not even QR/EY/GF have that luxury on their narrowbodied a/c.

I would have expected them to! At least ME does in every seat on every plane!

Mabrouk to MS, it certainly is a suited aircraft for many routes.



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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 9711 times:

Quoting egyptair269 (Thread starter):
I think this is an important milestone for EgyptAir, and the delivery of the A330-300s, along with the continuous deliveries of the B777-300ERs (Which have the same comfortable, and modern interiors) will allow EgyptAir to develop a competitive long-hual product with World-Class standards. EgyptAir may stil have a long way to go, but it certainly is going forward
Quoting brightcedars (Reply 9):
Mabrouk to MS, it certainly is a suited aircraft for many routes.

Indeed, congrats are in order to EgyptAir, I can't wait to get on them again (I havent flown them since 2005), they are definately my favorite way to get to the Mid East!!



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User currently offlineNAS738 From Norway, joined Aug 2010, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9498 times:

That sure is a nice livery! =)

User currently offlinecaptintut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9336 times:
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Quoting egyptair269 (Thread starter):
I think this is an important milestone for EgyptAir, and the delivery of the A330-300s, along with the continuous deliveries of the B777-300ERs (Which have the same comfortable, and modern interiors) will allow EgyptAir to develop a competitive long-hual product with World-Class standards. EgyptAir may stil have a long way to go, but it certainly is going forward

Congrats to Egyptair

MSYYZ, Long time no seen   congrats as well...

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 2):
They are getting rid of the 3 older B772's (built in 1997) , however it looks like they are keeping the 2 newer ones (built in 2001) for a bit longer .

Just about time, I flew them 2 weeks ago JFK-CAI-JFK and its about time to change those old ones...



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User currently offlineMSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9282 times:

Quoting captintut (Reply 12):

MSYYZ, Long time no seen congrats as well..

Oh my God , i can't believe my eyes , look who is here . Captin Tut..  Wow!
How are you doing ? Loooooong time no seeeeeeeeeee . I have been away myself for quite sometime , really good to see u again    



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User currently offlineMSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9274 times:

Quoting captintut (Reply 12):
Just about time, I flew them 2 weeks ago JFK-CAI-JFK and its about time to change those old ones...

I still remember when i flew on one of them back in 1999 JFK-CAI-JFK and it was sparkling new at that time ...Eh , time changes everything  

You will be getting the 777W very soon  



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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9197 times:

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 14):
I still remember when i flew on one of them back in 1999 JFK-CAI-JFK and it was sparkling new at that time ...Eh , time changes everything

I'm wodering how old the 772 I was on in 2005 was, the service and flight were great, and the plane still looked quite new, at least up front where I was...



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User currently offlineMSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9157 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 15):
I'm wodering how old the 772 I was on in 2005 was, the service and flight were great, and the plane still looked quite new, at least up front where I was...

It must have been one of the 2 (newer ones) that were delivered in 2001 , SU-GBP/R/S are the older B777's that are supposed to leave the fleet in 2010/2011 .



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User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27034 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9147 times:

Another nice video here ::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfGa220raEM


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9103 times:

That's a kill video, and a nice presentation to use when I'm selling EgyptAir!


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User currently offlineegyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9024 times:

I love how these EgyptAir threads are always a reunion for several members, good to see you CaptainTut  
Quoting directorguy (Reply 8):
Can't wait to try the new MS A333. Do the 77Ws have in-flight WiFi as well? It didn't occur to me to try using my laptop when I flew the bird.

The only difference is between the 77W and the A330-300 is the following: A) The A330-300s have wi-fi, and mobile roaming service, the B77W does not. B) The B77W Business class is completely lie flat, whereas the A330-300 Business class is not completely lie flat, but very close, 160 degrees I think.

However, both aircraft have Touchscreen PTVS (AVOD) in both classes. I think the measurements are 15.4" in Business, and 10.4" in Economy.

Quoting directorguy (Reply 8):
Would love to see future 738s come with PTVs as well-not even QR/EY/GF have that luxury on their narrowbodied a/c.

My thoughts exactly. This would be incredible if EgyptAir decides to do this. The B738 Business Class, has an excellent PTV, AVOD system. It would be good if EgyptAir does the same in Y, because these planes are flying medium-haul routes to Europe, and Africa.

Quoting oa260 (Reply 17):
Another nice video here ::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfGa2...0raEM

Thanks for that! Thats an excellent video!

Looks like Economy will be in a 2-4-2 formation.

[Edited 2010-08-31 13:40:41]

User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27034 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8927 times:

Quoting egyptair269 (Reply 19):
Thanks for that! Thats an excellent video!

Welcome , I was searching Youtube on my Apple TV and it looks great on the big screen   Very tempted to transit Cairo next time. I wonder if the Wireless is free or charged in Y? Will be great for those with Netbooks/iPads etc..


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8844 times:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 20):
Welcome , I was searching Youtube on my Apple TV and it looks great on the big screen Very tempted to transit Cairo next time. I wonder if the Wireless is free or charged in Y? Will be great for those with Netbooks/iPads etc

I'll be willing to try it on my return from CAI to CDG in January!



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User currently offlineegyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8767 times:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 20):
Welcome , I was searching Youtube on my Apple TV and it looks great on the big screen Very tempted to transit Cairo next time. I wonder if the Wireless is free or charged in Y? Will be great for those with Netbooks/iPads etc..

Yes, but make sure you write a TR   I cant wait to see the first MS B77W or A330-300 TR on A.net.

But becareful, when and where you book, so that you make sure you're on either the B77W or the A330-300.

Quoting oa260 (Reply 20):
I'll be willing to try it on my return from CAI to CDG in January!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but MS has shelved the A330-300 on the CDG Route:

http://airlineroute.net/2010/08/26/ms-w10update7/

Did you book yet? I feel so sorry for you  


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8756 times:

Quoting egyptair269 (Reply 22):
Did you book yet? I feel so sorry for you

I havent booked the return yet, so I'll jsut pick another destinationthat it will be used on! As long as my destination airport also has service by US, I'll be happy.



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User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8326 times:

Fantastic Livery!!! Grats to them!


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25 WesternA318 : Indeed, but it still looks to me like it represent the Las Vegas version of Luxor than Egypt...
26 Post contains images GlenP : A beautiful sight which, I believe I may just have been fortunate enough to see, on stand, at CAI T3, whhiclt awaiting my flight to IST, on Sunday mor
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