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EGYPTAIR is the world-renowned national airline of Egypt, based in the cosmopolitan city of Cairo. It started operations May 7th 1932 as the first airline in the Middle East and Africa and the seventh airline in the world to join IATA and become a treasured brand. Throughout its 80 years of service, EGYPTAIR has experienced significant growth.
The nine subsidiaries play complementary roles in the air transport services industry.
In addition, EGYPTAIR HOLDING Company has a highly reputable and advanced Training Centre which provides training programs in various fields for EGYPTAIR and other international companies. Furthermore, EGYPTAIR Training Centre includes the latest flight simulators in the Middle East. One of the factors in its success is its team spirit, which drives the team to be looking constantly for the best possible services being given to its customers, partners and stakeholders.
Currently, the EGYPTAIR fleet consists of 79 aircraft criss-crossing the world to 79 destinations in 53 countries, fulfilling the needs of both business and leisure travelers. The Fleet includes the latest generation of aircraft: B777-300 ER, B777-200 , A330-300 , A330-200, A340, A320, A321 , B737- 800 B737-500,EMBREAR 170 and A300-600 freighter and is planning to reach 83 aircraft by the end of year 2014.
To secure the position of EGYPTAIR in the world markets, the company strives to benchmark its operations against internationally-recognized standards. This involves obtaining and maintaining certificates by international bodies such as: IOSA –IATA Operational Safety Audit, EASA – European Aviation Safety Agency, ISO –International Organization for Standardization and ISAGO –IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations. We plan to maintain this international recognition through continuously upgrading our systems and human capital.
On July 11th of 2008, EGYPTAIR officially became the 21st member of Star Alliance. EGYPTAIR is the nation’s flag carrier and will strengthen the alliance network throughout Africa and the Middle East.
EGYPTAIR AIRLINES is the core of EGYPTAIR HOLDING. Throughout more than 78 years of service, we have successfully extended our network to reach major destinations across the world. EGYPTAIR has been an active member of the Star Alliance since July 2008. Being a part of that huge network, EGYTPAIR customers are able to reach more destinations in 162 countries all over the globe. Also, EGYPTAIR customers will be entitled to all Star Alliance Gold and Silver benefits through EGYPTAIR Plus Loyalty Programs.
EGYPTAIR EGYPTAIR CARGO was founded in 2002 as a subsidiary of EGYPTAIR HOLDING. Since its foundation, EGYPTAIR CARGO has been on the forefront of transporting and handling general and specialized cargo.
The EGYPTAIR CARGO fleet is composed of four medium-range, wide-body aircrafts, two A300 B4 Freighters and two A300 -600 Freighters. The bellies of EGYPTAIR passenger planes have a significant capacity and were added to EGYPTAIR CARGO air transport capability as EGYPTAIR flies to almost 70 major international cities in Europe, USA, Canada, Africa, the Gulf and the Far East.
EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING is one of EGYPTAIR HOLDING Company’s subsidiaries. It is also the only full-maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider in Egypt.
EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING achieves an aggressive breakthrough in order to be a reputable independent MRO using the state-of the-art technology in providing maintenance services for different types of aircraft, aircraft’s engines and components.
EGYPTAIR MEDICAL SERVICES started out by offering its services only to EGYPTAIR employees and their families. Later on its services were extended to cover all civil aviation field workers. Now it offers medical services to the public, healthcare medical insurance companies and to medical tourism programs.
EGYPTAIR EXPRESS is a scheduled domestic and regional airline established in May 2006, and is a subsidiary of EGYPTAIR HOLDING. It was launched to improve domestic service and compete i regional short haul markets. The company’s main base and major operations are at the Cairo International Airport with a smaller base in Alexandria (Nozha Airport). The fleet consists of 12 EMBRAER ERJ’s 170 LR . On June 1st of 2010, EGYPTAIR EXPRESS celebrated its third year of operation and the expansion of its operation to include 27 domestic and international routes covering 18 cities. The company’s future plan will focus on expanding domestic networks using Cairo International Airport as a domestic hub. The regional network will also expand to cover a number of southern European destinations.
EGYPTAIR TOURISM ( KARNAK ) & DUTY FREE is comprised of two separate business sectors: Duty free: provides duty free retail services to passengers at nine major airport locations throughout the country as the largest duty free retailer in Egypt. Karnak Tourism Services: provides inbound and outbound touristic / conferencing services and operates a fleet of passenger vehicles of varying sizes specifically for tourism.
EGYPTAIR GROUND SERVICES was the first ground handling company to operate in Egypt and in the Middle East, launching in 1938. We gained the trust of our customers over more than seventy years by serving in all of Egypt’s airports; Cairo, Alexandria, Borg Al Arab, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Aswan, Luxor, Marsa Matrouh, Taba, Al Arish, Assuit, New Valley and Abu Simbel.
EGYPTAIR IN-FLIGHT SERVICES pioneered the business in 1958, established as a division called: Aircraft Services and Catering Division. Then, with the restructuring of EGYPTAIR in 2002, it became an affiliate company known as EGYPTAIR IN-FLIGHT SERVICES providing in-flight services for the entire fleet of EGYPTAIR as well as other airlines. It also provides sales on board, manages cafeterias and restaurants, manufactures dry ice, and provides laundry services as well as outside catering.
EGYPTAIR SUPPLEMENTARY INDUSTRIES was founded in April 2006. The primary purpose of the company is to fulfill the demands of the companies and authorities by conducting the following activities:
- Manufacture of non-structural items and all other plastic items used for in-flight catering services.
- Manufacture of all printed materials for administrative activities as EGYPTAIR Print house has the advantage of having the three main production stages under one roof.