Is it, in fact, offering more capacity to switch from an A330 to an MD11? Probably the same number of seats and less cargo on an MD11 actually so at worst a reduction in capacity. Plus the A330 is newer and posher, I think this is a downgrade for the MD11 to secondary routes, and probably represents a reduction in capacity on the Cairo route as well. Any thoughts?
I've seen the Egypt ad on CNN too, however please note that there are no Egyptians in the ad. It's just abstract shots of divers, westerners playing golf, Arabic food, pyramids, fireworks. It'd be like doing an ad for Austria but not showing any white people. Very disappointing, and in any case I can't believe Egypt is a booming destination right now.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz