EgyptAir received on Friday its seventh Airbus A320neo family plane at the Cairo International Airport.
The aircraft, delivered from the Toulouse, France Airbus factory in cooperation with the Aercap company, is part of an order of 15 planes from the same family contracted by EgyptAir with Airbus during the 2017 Dubai Airshow.
EgyptAir received its first plane in February, becoming the first airline in Africa and the Middle East to operate both the A320neo and A220 aircraft, which are among the most modern and fuel-efficient single-aisle plane types.
For the A320neo, Airbus expanded seating capacity with optimized cabin space and increased exit limits, which allows the A320neo to accommodate up to 194 passengers in a high-density configuration.
The A320neo also offers significant environmental performance with nearly 50 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.
Source: Egypt Independent July 25, 2020 14:03 UTC