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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:22 am

SV's plans for SSH is a twice weekly JED service with E70s.

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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07

Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:23 am

News:


  • Saudi Arabian Airline: The airline will launch new flights between Jeddah and Riyadh to the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh with Embraers. The airline had previously operated a 2x weekly RUH-JED-SSH-JED-RUH MD-90 service during the Summer.

    The schedules for the new flights will be as follows:

    effective 28MAR07
    JED SSH SV325 --3--5-- 13:20/15:15 1hr55min 0 E70
    SSH JED SV326 --3--5-- 16:15/17:55 1hr40min 0 E70

    effective 25MAR07
    RUH SSH SV327 ---4--7 14:55/17:15 2hr20min 0 E70
    SSH RUH SV328 ---4--7 18:15/20:30 2hr15min 0 E70


Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 49):
As of Yesterday Feb 20th EgyptAir announced the increase in domestic fare up to 20%-45% for Economy, and 45%-80% for business class.

Is that in anticipation of the launch of Egyptair Express when ( as MS officials said ) fares are expected to be slashed by about 25% ?
So they pump up the fare by 45% before its launch then will slash it by 25% after starting operation , how bizzare !!

The increase will only impact the fare ceiling (i.e. maximum air fare) and ends the discriminatory pricing policy currently used. The C class price hike will only impact the CAI-SSH/LXR/HRG routes. This is all in-line with the revenue management system implemented by Lufthansa.


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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:24 am

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 49):
Is that in anticipation of the launch of Egyptair Express when ( as MS officials said ) fares are expected to be slashed by about 25% ?
So they pump up the fare by 45% before its launch then will slash it by 25% after starting operation , how bizzare !!

Yes that sounds wired to me, but there is one thing I learned about EgyptAir never expect there move.
 
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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:43 am

Quoting Horus (Reply 41):
Thank you MEA707, first time in Egypt?

Yes. Just arrived this afternoon (by Swiss). Like it so far.
Saw the two 747-300s which were discussed above, stored at the airport in basic Egyptair colours. One seems complete, the other is missing lots of parts.
 
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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:31 am

News...


  • Saudi Arabian Airline:

    • On the prime Jeddah-Cairo route, SV will add 4x weekly B777 flights in addition to its usual 4x daily summer service.

      The new service details:

      JED CAI SV309 -2-4-67 18:30/20:30 2hr00min 0 B777
      CAI JED SV308 -2-4-67 22:00/00:05+1 2hr05min 0 B777


    • In addition to the new Sharm El Sheikh flights announced in the previous post, the airline has confirmed a 1x weekly flight between Medinah and Alexandria, a new route between both countries. The Thursday flight will be on a MD-90 (SV336/337).

      For Summer07 the Alexandria-Saudi Arabia flight programme is as follows:

      • ALY-JED: EgyptAir (5x weekly A320) and Saudi Arabian Airline (2x weekly MD-90)
      • ALY-RUH: EgyptAir (2x weekly A320) and Saudi Arabian Airline (3x weekly MD-90)
      • ALY-DMM: EgyptAir (2x weekly A320)
      • ALY-MED: Saudi Arabian Airline (1x weekly MD-90)


    • On a slightly different note, SV need to get their operations in order. Since the end of January their KSA-CAI flights have been erratic to say the least, changing on an almost weekly basis. On their largest and most profitable Middle Eastern market, one would expect a consistent flight schedule even if it is the quietest travel period in the market. At the moment their KSA-CAI operation is:

      • 1x daily JED-CAI SV302 (usually 3x daily)
      • 1x daily RUH-CAI SV312 (normal operation)
      • 6x weekly JED-RUH-CAI SV300
      • 2x weekly DMM-CAI SV320 (usually 4x weekly)
      • 2x weekly MED-CAI SV316 (usually 3x weekly)






    • EgyptAir:

      Quoting Horus (Reply 1):
      Khartoum: increases from daily to 9x weekly services

      CAI KRT MS853 1234567 02:30/05:00 2hr30min 0 A330
      KRT CAI MS854 1234567 06:00/08:40 2hr40min 0 A330

      CAI KRT MS855 -2-4--- 12:30/15:00 2hr30min 0 B735
      KRT CAI MS856 -2-4--- 16:00/18:40 2hr40min 0 B735

      The 2 new KRT flights have been retimed:

      CAI KRT MS855 -2-4--- 15:00/17:30 2hr30min 0 B735
      KRT CAI MS856 -2-4--- 18:30/21:10 2hr40min 0 B735



    • Sudan Airways: the airline will increase their KRT-CAI flights from 5 to 7x weekly services using A300s and A310s.

      For completeness, the CAI-KRT is also served by Kenya Airways (5x weekly B737) and Ethiopian Airlines (3x weekly B737). The 2 carriers also have non-stop services to CAI.



    • Royal Jordanian: The airline will increase AMM-CAI flights from 10 to 14x weekly (2x daily) services. The airline will use a cocktail of aircraft on their 14 flights; 2x A321, 5x EMB, 4x A310, 1x A342 and 2x A320



    • AMC Airlines: The airline now offers regular services on two domestic trunk route; CAI-SSH and CAI-LXR. The airline is still in the process of working on their website and by next month, online booking (through e-ticketing) and seat selection, will become available.

      The delivery schedule for the remaining 5 B737-800s is as follows:
      • 1x June 2007 (purchased)
      • 1x October 2007 (purchased)
      • 1x June 2008 (finance lease)
      • 1x October 2008 (finance lease)
      • 1x February 2009 (finance lease)


      SU-BPG and SU-BPH are both on dry lease from GECAS. As previously announced the MD-83 and B732 will leave the fleet by year end.

      The airline has also extended the wet-lease of Futura International Airways’s B738 EC-JDU until the end of March. The 2 airlines signed a joint venture agreement last June which covers training, maintenance, spares, ground handling and catering.



    • Lotus Air: Though the website is very basic, the airline has launched a new website with information on its operations. http://www.lotus-air.com/

      With strong ambitions for the future and a growing Airbus fleet the airline seems to be doing well after the financial crisis a few years back.



    • Egypt-Greece Bilateral Air Service Agreement: Greece's Transport and Communications Minister, Michalis Liapis, is set to meet Egypt’s Civil Aviation Minister Ahmed, Mohamed Shafiq, on the 4th March 2007 on rectify the current air service agreement between both countries. Preparatory meeting of experts from both countries will be held between the 27th and 28th of February 2007. Aegean Airlines started a daily ATH-CAI service last December.




    Quoting Horus (Reply 46):
    The website is still to be officially launched so more changes will occur.

    I've been informed the new website is still incomplete and currently in its testing phase. It'll be officially launched (allowing for online booking system wide) during the first week of April.

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 52):
    Yes that sounds wired to me, but there is one thing I learned about EgyptAir never expect there move.

    Well I certainly won't argue with your latter point, however the move is to streamline their revenue management system. Up until now foreign airfares on domestic services part-subsidised airfares paid by Egyptian nationals.

    Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 53):
    Yes. Just arrived this afternoon (by Swiss). Like it so far.
    Saw the two 747-300s which were discussed above, stored at the airport in basic Egyptair colours. One seems complete, the other is missing lots of parts.

    The 2 B743s are devoid of EgyptAir markings albeit the vertical stabilisers still have the blue markings.


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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:01 am

Thanks. Had my first Egyptair flights today which I booked online. Things didn't get seamlessly yet but at least they are off to a nice try
First you could choose three major credit cards (AmEx, Visa, master) but after clicking AmEx it appeared only Visa and Mastercard were possible.
Then after I confirmed and put on the payment info, on the email there appeared " Your reservation was confirmed OK but the e-ticket could not bve issued online. Please contact the helpdesk" . I went to the office and there they were also still unfamiliar with the whole e-thingie but at least I had confirmed it was all fine.
I chose a Cairo-Sharm el Sheikh trip with stopover and change of planes in Luxor, for one price (same price and tax as the nonstop flights) and online it seemed like it would be a seamless trip. It was a convenient time plus I'd get two flights on two aircraft, an 321 and 320, for the price of one. But then in Cairo I didn't get the boarding pass for the tight connecting flight, the checkin staff didn't seem it would be necessairy, the bus in Luxor brought us to the arrivals hall at 18.20 and my next flight was due at 18.35. No short cut for transit, I had to walk outside to the departures, have my luggage checked etc but still I could get on board. I only got it coz I ran and I had hand luggage. Maybe they shouldn't sell connecting flights within Egypt if they don't have transit procedures.
Well I made it, no other complaints now. I will do a trip report when I am back home  Smile
 
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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07

Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:40 pm

News...


  • EgyptAir:

    • The airline will launch a new twice weekly A332 service to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, routing CAI-BOM-KUL-BOM-CAI from June:
      EgyptAir To Launch Flights To Kuala Lumpur (by Horus Mar 1 2007 in Civil Aviation)



      - 9MMAR, in post 6 of this thread you asked me whether MS would fly to KUL (after MH's withdrawl) and I had to tactfully avoid a direct answer until the service was confirmed...





    • Quoting Horus (Reply 1):
      Riyadh: increases from 10x weekly to 2x daily service

      CAI RUH MS651 1234567 10:30/13:00 2hr30min 0 A330
      RUH CAI MS652 1234567 14:00/16:40 2hr40min 0 A330

      CAI RUH MS649 1234567 19:30/22:00 2hr30min 0 A320
      RUH CAI MS650 1234567 23:00/01:40 1 2hr40min 0 A320

      The airline has upgraded its new 2nd daily Riyadh flight from all A320 to 5x B777s and 2 A320s.



Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 55):
Thanks. Had my first Egyptair flights today which I booked online. Things didn't get seamlessly yet but at least they are off to a nice try

Thank you for sharing your experience. The issues you faced are unfortunate but since the new website/online booking system was only launched a week a go there are bound to be teething issues. I hope you're enjoying the holiday so far.



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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:32 am

Quoting Horus (Reply 56):
The airline has upgraded its new 2nd daily Riyadh flight from all A320 to 5x B777s and 2 A320s.

It looks like the airline is using their 5 T7's to the fullest :
- Daily CAI-JFK .
- 4 weekly CAI-BKK-PEK
- Soon to be 3 weekly CAI-BKK- ?? in Asia .
- 5 weekly CAI-RUH .
- Daily CAI-KWI .
Their A320's look very busy as well .
 
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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:01 pm

Quoting Horus (Reply 56):
The airline will launch a new twice weekly A332 service to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, routing CAI-BOM-KUL-BOM-CAI from June:

EgyptAir To Launch Flights To Kuala Lumpur (by Horus Mar 1 2007 in Civil Aviation)



- 9MMAR, in post 6 of this thread you asked me whether MS would fly to KUL (after MH's withdrawl) and I had to tactfully avoid a direct answer until the service was confirmed

Great news! I know you must have heard something about it back then, isn't it?  Wink

The link between Malaysia and Egypt will soon be resume. Will MH code share with MS?
 
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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:55 pm

Quoting Horus (Reply 56):
The airline will launch a new twice weekly A332 service to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, routing CAI-BOM-KUL-BOM-CAI from June:

Will MS have traffic rights BOM-KUL-BOM?
 
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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:04 am

Quoting Horus (Reply 54):
Well I certainly won't argue with your latter point, however the move is to streamline their revenue management system. Up until now foreign airfares on domestic services part-subsidised airfares paid by Egyptian nationals.

Make sense.

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 57):

i wonder with all the expansions going around now, if they didn't buy or at least lease another T7 how will they accommodate that.
 
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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:43 am

News...

  • EgyptAir:

    • The airline is expected in the next few days to sign an agreement with a major American bank to prepare a study for the privatisation of the holding company. Certainly a step in the right direction.


    • The latest internal news suggests an order for 12 aircraft will be made by year end worth £EGP5billion.


    • a new weekly service will be launched between Sharm El Sheikh and Dubai this summer. The new flight starts on 14JUN07 with the following schedule:

      SSH DXB MS916 ---4--- 19:30/23:25 2hr55min 0 A320
      DXB SSH MS917 ----5-- 00:05/02:55 3hr30min 0 A320


      Since MS bases no aircraft in SSH, an extra weekly CAI-SSH-CAI flight will start to position the aircraft for the service (seats can be purchased on the flights). The aircraft will be turned around in 45mins:

      CAI SSH MS113 ---4--- 17:45/18:45 1hr00min 0 A320
      SSH CAI MS114 ----5-- 03:40/04;40 1hr00min 0 A320

      - EgyptAir will now have 14x weekly flights to DXB; 10 from CAI, 3 from ALY and 1 from SSH.


    • the airline has started a weekly charter flight to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. The contract with Slovenian travel agent, Globtour Bled, will initially run for a 6 week period but could be extended.

      The flight times are as follows:

      CAI LJU MS3002 ------7 17:00/19:55 3hr55min 0 B735
      LJU CAI MS3003 ------7 20:55/01:10 1 3hr15min 0 B735


      - Adria Airways also operate regular charters to CAI with B737-400s (JP3550/3551).




  • Cairo International Airport: Cairo Airport Company (CAC) has confirmed Terminal 3 will open in March 2008, in time for the summer season. The 4th runway (4km) will be inaugurated on the same date.


  • Sharm El Sheikh Airport: The new terminal in SSH has an inauguration date of 15th April 2007 (almost a year behind schedule). The terminal is located on 45,000 square meters and the design is made of 3 overlapping parts; a tent in the Bedouin style, a boat to symbolise marine sports, and waves surrounding the city. It consists of 2 floors, 40 counters and a capacity for 4.5 million passengers per year. Initial plans state that international traffic will make up 92% of total passengers processed (8% for domestic travel).


  • Alexandria - Borg Al Arab Airport: The final touches to the design of the airport have been applied by the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation and that it has now been put up for tender. The new terminal will be built on an area of 22,000 square metres at a cost of %u20AC64 million. Financing for the project will be covered by a $53 million loan from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation at an interest rate of 1.5%. Repayment will be over a period of 25 years, including a seven-year grace period. The building will include two arrival and departure halls for international and domestic flights.


Quoting Horus (Reply 54):
Egypt-Greece Bilateral Air Service Agreement: Greece's Transport and Communications Minister, Michalis Liapis, is set to meet Egypt%u2019s Civil Aviation Minister Ahmed, Mohamed Shafiq, on the 4th March 2007 on rectify the current air service agreement between both countries. Preparatory meeting of experts from both countries will be held between the 27th and 28th of February 2007. Aegean Airlines started a daily ATH-CAI service last December.

The Greek Minister left Cairo today and though the Egypt-Greece bilateral service agreement has yet to be rectified both sides have reached an agreement to re-assess the 50 year old air travel agreement to reflect the increase in trade relations and tourist traffic between the 2 countries.

One of the more bizzare outcomes of these meetings was the discussion between Liapis and Ahmed Shafik regarding the possibility of Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos taking over the handling of air traffic at Mount Sinai St. Catherine Airport (SKV). Liapis clarified that "This will be for symbolic and predominantly religious reasons". The airport handled just 132 flights and 977 passengers in 2006, which represents a 21.4% and 34.7% drop to 2005 figures respectively.

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 57):
It looks like the airline is using their 5 T7's to the fullest :
- Daily CAI-JFK .
- 4 weekly CAI-BKK-PEK
- Soon to be 3 weekly CAI-BKK- ?? in Asia .
- 5 weekly CAI-RUH .
- Daily CAI-KWI .

Indeed the new season will see utilisation of the B777 fleet increase to its highest yet, but it can be increased further. The B777 will also be used on the 2nd daily CAI-JED-CAI service (MS671/672).

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 57):
Their A320's look very busy as well .

With 12 A320s, the aircraft forms the backbone of the airline's fleet, so it features prominently in the schedules. And note A321 (SU-GBV) returned from Air Cairo in December06, increasing the fleet of A321s back to 4.


The A332 fleet is heavily utilised this summer too. The 7 aircraft are doing:
  • 13x weekly JED
  • 10x weekly LXR
  • 7x weekly RUH
  • 7x weekly DXB
  • 7x weekly TIP
  • 7x weekly KRT
  • 7x weekly LHR
  • 7x weekly ORY
  • 6x weekly AUH
  • 6x weekly KWI
  • 5x weekly DAM
  • 5x weekly JNB
  • 2x weekly BOM-KUL
  • 1x weekly AMM


Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 58):
Great news! I know you must have heard something about it back then, isn't it? Wink

There were rumours, but nothing definite. I had previously mentioned that KUL, PVG and HKG should be MS's focus cities for expansion into Asia.

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 58):
Will MH code share with MS?

The service has yet to be officially announced so details are not fully available however given the Malaysian government's support for the new flight that is a good possibility.

Quoting AF022 (Reply 59):
Will MS have traffic rights BOM-KUL-BOM?

Yes. Times on the BOM-KUL-BOM sector are:

BOM KUL MS968 --3--6- 12:10/19:50 5hr10min 0 A332
KUL BOM MS969 ---4--7 00:40/03:10 5hr00min 0 A332

The route is currently served by MH (daily non-stop) and AI (2x weekly via DEL).

Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 60):
Make sense.

The latest data, shows that of the 1.4 million passengers travelling on domestic routes, 70% are non-Egyptians. EgyptAir estimates that revenue from domestic flights are around £EGP600million per annum, but due to the new fare system introduced this will drop by £EGP140million in the short term as £EGP154million of potential revenue from foreign/international passengers will be lost as their airfares decrease, while a rise of $EGP14million is expected from Egyptian passengers who will be paying higher fares. This move is in-line with the expected deregulation (and subsequent drop in yields) experienced once a market is opened up to free competition. However Chairman, Eng Atef, made a point that the new fare system will attract a greater number of international passengers and expects domestic revenues to surpass £EGP900million in the 2008-2009 financial year.

But to appease the local population, EgyptAir has agreed to offer reduced fares on domestic flights for Egyptians (latest promotions entail a 27% discount) until EgyptAIr Express begins operations in May with lower fares.

Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 60):

i wonder with all the expansions going around now, if they didn't buy or at least lease another T7 how will they accommodate that.

The lease option goes against EgyptAir's policy of aircraft ownership. The latter is only wavered during the Hajj season (the airline has already agreed to lease a Monarch AB6 for the 2007/2008 Hajj, but the contract is yet to be signed). As for the B777s, though utilisation is high, it can be increased. For example this summer the A332 will be replace the B777 to LHR (to operate the new MS958/959 service), but theoretically the B777 can still be used to sustain a daily LHR service but not with the current schedule (however it's very difficult to change slots at Heathrow). But looking into the medium/long-term, I agree, MS will need to place an order for long-haul aircraft and unsurprisingly this is being evaluated at the moment.

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 45):
Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 44):
Quoting Horus (Reply 42):
EgyptAir Website: The new airline website http://www.egyptair.com/ was finally launched today. The website allows online bookings and easy to navigate. The site is still basic but will gradually be updated with more information.

Yea finally, although it's still basic but it's much better than what it was, i also tried the online booking and it seems not working. did any one have any luck?

I checked the new website out , it is an improvement compared to the old one

Regarding the new website, the airline was expecting to receive 10 online bookings in the first 2 days after its launch, however they achieved 271 bookings, which is impressive considering this service has not been advertised or officially launched. It's certainly indicative of the demand potential.



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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07

Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:32 am

News...

  • Koral Blue: With an original launch date of May 2006 (later changed to Novermber 2006) Orasom's charter airline, Koral Blue, is finally about to launch flights from its base in Sharm El Sheikh Airport. The first A320 (SU-KBA) was delivered to the company last week. The aircraft is ex-Lotus Air (SU-LBC).


  • Alexandria Airlines: Egypt's newest airline has began operations. Launch of the airline (which is backed by Jordan Aviation) has been very low key and little information is available. The airline operates 2 B737 Classics and uses the KHH code. Along with AMC Airlines, Alexandria Airlines, was recently licensed by the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority to operate regular flights between Egypt and some Arab countries. KWI is planned as the first international destination.

    Here are some of the flights they've operated in the last few days:
    • LXR-SSH-LXR (KHH1241/1242)
    • SSH-CAI-SSH (KHH1231/1232)
    • AMM-CAI (KHH128)
    • AQJ-CAI (KHH128)


    Their website is currently being constructed http://www.alexandriaairlines.com/


  • EgyptAir:

    • The Ministry of Civil Aviation has selected a US investment bank to advise it on the planned offering of a 20% stake in the national carrier. The identity of the bank has yet to be disclosed.

    • 26 companies have applied to EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering for maintenance works at the company's Cairo facilities.

    • Following the negotiations with India, the airline plans to add a 3rd weekly flight to BOM and start a new service to DEL.



    • Quoting Horus (Thread starter):
      ALY-DXB: 2 to 3x weekly A320 services

      The airline will add a 4th weekly (Wednesday) ALY-DXB service from 20JUN07:

      ALY DXB MS919 1-345-- 22:30/03:20 1 3hr50min 0 A320
      DXB ALY MS919 -2-456- 04:20/07:20 4hr00min 0 A320


      Quoting Horus (Reply 61):

      - EgyptAir will now have 14x weekly flights to DXB; 10 from CAI, 3 from ALY and 1 from SSH.

      Therefore EgyptAir will now have 15x weekly flights to DXB; 10 from CAI, 4 from ALY and 1 from SSH

      Incidentally EK are upgrading their daily DXB-HBE-DXB service from A310 to A330 this summer.



  • Air Algerie: the Algerian airline will increase their ALG-CAI flights from 2 to 3x weekly B738 flights from 27JUN07 with a new Wednesday flight. This is in addition to EgyptAir increasing their own CAI-ALG flights from 2 to 4x weekly A320 flights. These increases are significant considering both airlines have operated a twice weekly service on the route for over a decade.


  • Aegean Airlines: Hot on the heals of the Greek Minister's departure from Egypt, Aegean Airlines have been forced to reduce their daily ATH-CAI service to 3x weekly however plans to resume a daily service once permission is granted. The airline will also start using the AR1 rather than than B733.


  • Libyan Arab Airlines: the airline will increase TIP-CAI flights from 3 to 5x weekly services.


  • Afriqiyah Airways: the airline will increase TIP-CAI flights from 3 to 5x weekly A320 flights.





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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07 Schedule

Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:09 pm

Here is a list of the first three aircraft of Egypt Air Express: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=MSE&al_op=1
 
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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07

Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:57 am

News...

  • EgyptAir:

    • The carrier has confirmed yet another increase on services to Dubai following the introduction of a new SSH-DXB flight and increasing the ALY-DXB service (see earlier posts). Flights on the Cairo-Dubai route were due to increase from 9 to 10x weekly flights this summer however from June frequency will be upped to 13x weekly A330/A340 flights (MS910/911 will now increase from 2 to 6x weekly flights)

      CAI DXB MS912 1234567 10:00/14:30 3hr30min 0 A330
      DXB CAI MS913 1234567 15:30/18:10 3hr40min 0 A330

      CAI DXB MS910 12345-7 23:00/03:30 1 3hr30min 0 A340
      DXB CAI MS911 12345-7 04:30/07:10 3hr40min 0 A340


      - EgyptAir will now have 18x weekly flights to DXB; 13 from CAI, 4 from ALY and 1 from SSH.



    • The airline plans to launch flights to Guangzhou (China) and Lisbon (Portugal) and a new corporate jet division
      EgyptAir To Launch Guangzhou, Lisbon And VIP Jet Operations (by Horus Mar 21 2007 in Civil Aviation)




Quoting Viasa (Reply 63):
Here is a list of the first three aircraft of Egypt Air Express: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.p..._op=1

The first Embraer will be come off the assembly line a couple of weeks later than scheduled (supply issue at Embraer factory). As a result EgyptAir and Embraer have agreed to delay the arrival of the first aircraft to May (originally April) to coincide with the delivery of the second ERJ-170.


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RE: Ahlan! Egyptian Aviation Thread + EgyptAir S07

Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:22 am

News...

  • EgyptAir: The airline has started research work on upgrading the interiors of its fleet of B777s which will include the introduction of sleeper beds in its premium cabin. The work will be done on a rolling basis and should be completed 6-8 months after launch.

    The airline is also researching whether to purchase 7 A330s or B777s. The decision will be influenced by its application to join a global alliance and an order should be placed by year end.


  • EgyptAir Express: Following the arrival of its first 2 Embraers in May, the first scheduled flight is planned for 01JUN07. The airline will initially operate 4x daily CAI-SSH flights and 3x daily CAI-HRG. These will increase to 7 and 5 daily frequencies respectively. CAI-LXR will get 8-9 flights and CAI-ASW will be around 6 flights. Let me just add that these flights will initially complement and not replace EgyptAir's flights.

    The airline will also base an aircraft at ALY.


  • Yemenia Yemen Airways: the carrier is increasing Cairo services from 7 to 10x weekly flights with a mixture of B738s, A310s and A330s.


  • EuroMediterranean Airlines: Despite being delivered in late January the new airline's sole aircraft (B757-200) finally got re-registered on 27MAR07 to SU-BPY. The aircraft has been parked outside the VIP Terminal at CAI for the past few weeks but will soon move to Sharm El Sheikh where it will be based. The airline is a subsidiary of Air Italy.


  • Alexandria Airlines: Here are some photos of one of the airline's 2 B737s (SU-KHM). The B737-500 is ex-Luxair.

    http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/3756/p1010059en8.jpg

    http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/3748/p1010060fs7.jpg




  • Quoting Horus (Reply 62):
    Koral Blue: With an original launch date of May 2006 (later changed to Novermber 2006) Orasom's charter airline, Koral Blue, is finally about to launch flights from its base in Sharm El Sheikh Airport. The first A320 (SU-KBA) was delivered to the company last week. The aircraft is ex-Lotus Air (SU-LBC).

    Koral Blue services have began...


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