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About Egypt Air
Egypt Air is an Egyptian national airline. Dating back to 1932, it was the first airline founded in the Middle East and the seventh airline all over the world. Egypt Air is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Arab Air Carriers' Organization (AACO). It is headquartered in Cairo and it takes Cairo International Airport as its main hub and Burj Al Arab International, Sharm El Sheikh International, Luxor International Airport, Assiut International Airport, and Sohag International Airport as secondary operational sites for its operations.
The 85-year-old Egypt Air is considered one of the largest airlines in the Middle East with approximately 25,000 employees. Today, Egypt Air flights cover 80 local and international destinations in Egypt and abroad through a fleet of 65 modern aircrafts.
Privileges When Booking Egypt Air:
Fleet update is a top priority to ensure immense comfort during travel and enjoying the latest entertainment programs
The diversity of destinations due to its membership in Star Alliance, which allows Egypt Air to reach more destinations around the world
Passengers can easily manage their booking through Egypt Air online booking
Shop on board
Options to pre-select seats while booking
Delicious free meals
Loyalty program called EgyptAir Plus gives customers various advantages including accumulation of free miles, and handy travel-oriented services just to name a few.
2016: Egypt Air was awarded Platinum Awards by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) due to its achievement of 80% of Fast Travel project objectives supervised by (IATA). The project aims to enable passengers to complete their booking autonomously from beginning to end. It has become the first airline in Africa, the third in the Middle East, and the 11th all over the world to win this award.
2011: Egypt Air was awarded Africa's Leading Airline from World Travel Awards for business class.
In order to expand its destinations, Egypt Air shares codes in agreements with the following airlines:
Business Class: Passengers enjoy special privileges such as: a special counter to facilitate travel procedures, access to private lounges to enjoy at their leisure time, get indulged in a variety of free, mouth-watering meals and drinks available and to complete their business quietly. In addition to enjoying on-ground services, passengers on Business class are offered in-flight services, such as the breadth and comfort of seats. Seats are adjustable to transfer to fully flat beds in some aircraft models. Business class passengers can choose their chef-curated meals, enjoy up-to-date entertainment programs through screens associated in the seats including movies, TV shows, radio channels and games.
Economy Class: Egypt Air offers Economy class passengers comfortable seats with good seat pitch, free meals and beverages. seats are equipped with screens to enjoy AVOD including TV shows,movies, audio and games.
Egypt Air fleet has 65 modern aircraft, as follows:
Number of Aircraft
In addition, the airline has ordered many other aircrafts
Business Class: Passengers are allowed two checked-in pieces weighing up to 32 kg each, as well as two carry-on pieces weighing up to 8 kg each.
Economy Class: Passengers on this class are allowed two checked-in pieces of up to 23 kg each, plus one piece of carry-on baggage not more than 8 kg.
The passengers with Gold and Platinum membership of the loyalty program Egypt Air Plus are allowed to check-in 3 pieces weighing up to 32 kg each
Infants are allowed free weight of one carry-on baggage not exceeding 10 kg.
Egypt Air baggage policy varies by destination, so travellers are advised to double-check their final destination policy during booking process.
Booking procedures and issuance of boarding pass:
Passengers can easily complete their booking procedures online.
Passengers can also issue boarding pass over the Internet within a period ranging from 48 hours and up to 90 minutes before the time of departure.
In the case they wish to complete their travel procedures at the airport, passengers should come to the airport 3 hours before the time of departure.
The Egyptian Air Company was established in cooperation with the British company Airwork under the name Egypt Air Work in May of the same year to become the first airline in the Middle East and the seventh in the world.
The Egyptian government nationalized Egypt Air Work, and changed its name to Egypt Air (Egypt Airlines).
The name of the company has been changed again from Egypt Airlines to Egypt Air, and the American technology was introduced to its fleet after the purchase of 10 aircrafts of Beechcraft model.
Egypt Air was merged with Syrian Airlines to form a new airline company called The United Arab Airlines. The fleet was reinforced by new jet aircrafts of Comit 4C model to become the first airline in the Middle East use jet aircrafts.
The United Arab Airlines became the first airline in the Middle East to operate aircrafts of Boeing 707 models .
The Syrian Airlines separated from United Arab Airlines and the airline’s name changed to Egypt Air.
Egypt Air became a holding company that has 7 subsidiary companies
Egypt Air was awarded the (IOSA) Certificate of Safety (IOSA) after auditing the airline’s operational safety standards by IATA becoming the first airline in Africa to receive this certificate
Egypt Air joined Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance.