EgyptAir is the flag carrier airline of Egypt and a member of Star Alliance. The airline is based at Cairo International Airport, its main hub. Egypt Air is Africa"s largest airline, headquartered in the EgyptAir Administrative Complex on the grounds of Cairo International Airport in Cairo. The airline"s logo is Horus, the sky deity in ancient Egyptian mythology, usually depicted as a falcon or a man with the head of a falcon, symbolising "winged god of the sun". The airline has stakes in: Air Cairo, Smart Aviation Company, Air Sinai, Egypt Aero Management Service, LSG Sky Chefs Catering Egypt and Civil Aviation Finance and Operating Leases
Egyptair was established in 1932 and was one of the first carriers in the world making its maiden commercial flight in 1933 from Cairo to Alexandria. The privately owned airline was then taken over by the Egyptian government in 1935 and its name changed to Misr Airlines. Through a merger with Syrian Airlines, the name was changes to United Arab Airlines which became the first airline in the Middle East to fly Boeing 707s. In 1971, there was a split between the Syrian Airlines and Misr Air and this led to the birth of Egyptair. Egypt air became a holding company in 2002 with seven subsidiaries. In 2008, Egyptair became a member of the Star Alliance Network making it the only airline based in North Africa and the Middle East to achieve this milestone.
The airlineâ€™s mission is to create value for its customers, shareholders, employees and stakeholders through internal and external customer focus, profitability and staff professionalism. For this state of the art airline, safety, efficiency and teamwork come first.
Egyptair has code sharing agreements with other airlines enabling it to provide extensive airline services and an increase in the number of destinations. The flights are basically operated by the either one of the airlines but with the use of both flight numbers.
The airline achieved a major milestone in 2008 by being admitted into the Star Alliance Network which is the worldâ€™s leading global network. This network provides a seamless travel experience for seasoned and new travelers allowing for smoother transfer, lounges and upgrades as well as a host of other services. To achieve this, the airline had to comply with the stringent requirements of security, customer support and infrastructure.Â Egyptairâ€™s fleet comprises of many of the latest in aircraft technology and can be compared to few airlines in its category of air travel.
The airline operates scheduled passenger and freight services to more than 75 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas: 10 in Egypt, 17 in Africa, 17 +3 in the Middle East, 7 in Asia, 21 in Europe and 1 in the Americas. An extensive network of domestic services is focused on Cairo, Egypt"s capital.
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EgyptAir fleet consists of the following aircrafts: 13 Airbus A320-200, 4 Airbus A321-200, 7 Airbus A330-200, 4 Airbus A330-300, 3 Airbus A340-200, 4 Boeing 737-500, 17 Boeing 737-800, 4 Boeing 777-200ER and 6 Boeing 777-300ER.
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The cheapest flights offered by EgyptAir is for the route Flights from Guangzhou to Bangkok, and the longest flight is on route Flights from Guangzhou to Bangkok which takes 3h 17m.
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