EgyptAir will lease six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from AerCap, Boeing announced at the Dubai Airshow today.
EgyptAir, the national flag of Egypt, is leasing the airplanes from Dublin-based AerCap, the world’s largest 787 customer with more than 115 787s owned or on order.
“The 787 Dreamliner has built a reputation for reliability, operational efficiency and passenger comfort,” said Safwat Musallam, Chairman and CEO, EgyptAir Holding Company. “We look forward to the 787 becoming an integral part of EgyptAir’s fleet as we progress our modernization and network expansion plans.”
“We are pleased that EgyptAir has chosen the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to power their growth and fleet modernization,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Global Sales & Market, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “EgyptAir joins the growing 787 family, now with nearly 70 customers from around the world who will benefit from the airplane’s market-leading efficiency, reliability and comfort.”
“AerCap is extremely proud to have been selected by EgyptAirf to support their widebody fleet renewal program,” said AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly. “Our customers around the world have benefitted tremendously from the airplane’s efficiency, reliability and comfort. We’re confident the addition of these 787-9 aircraft will enhance EgyptAir’s fleet for many years to come.”