Egypt Air and leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) took delivery earlier this week of the first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) commercial jetliner to join Egypt Air's fleet.
Egypt Air operates a fleet of five Boeing 777-200ERs, five 737-500s and 12 737-800s, with another eight 737-800s on order directly from Boeing. The Egyptian flag carrier is leasing the new 777-300ER from GECAS and will take an additional five 777-300ERs on lease through the second quarter of 2011 to continue upgrading its long-haul service.
"This delivery is a substantial milestone in the history of Egypt Air. We will continue to bring the latest to our customers who deserve the best of everything. This is a continuation of the long term partnership with Boeing," said Hussein Massoud, Chairman of Egypt Air Holding Company.