Just to correct the information given above.
Egypt was aligned with the Soviet Union basically since 1956 when America and England withdrew their financial support for the building of the Aswan High Dam and was so aligned with the USSR until Sadat expelled Soviet military personnel in 1972. This explains why Misrair, United Arab Airlines and then, Egyptair have operated aircraft such as the An-24, Il-14, Il-18, Il-62 and Tu-154.
In 1973, Egyptair (renamed from United Arab Airlines in 1971) ordered 8 Tu-154 airframe (please note, the Tu-154M did not fly until 1982). When delivered they were given the registrations:
1. SU-AXB - delivered 1/12/1973
2. SU-AXC - delivered 4/12/1973
3. SU-AXD - delivered 15/12/1973
4. SU-AXE - delivered 20/12/1973
5. SU-AXF - delivered 01/1974
6. SU-AXG - delivered 21/01/1974
7. SU-AXH - delivered 24/02/1974
8. SU-AXI - delivered 03/1974
SU-AXB crashed after take-off on a training flight on 10/7/1974 with the loss of 6 lives on board --> http://aviation-safety.net/database/1974/740710-1.htm
The Tu-154s were frequent visitors to European and Africans airports, until they were disposed of in 1975 (the date I have is 19/3/1975).
I have 2 postcards of the Tu-154 in Egyptair livery which I will dig out from my files and will post later on here.