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.
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.
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.