Egyptian national carrier EGYPTAIR received second B787-9 Dreamliner Thursday. The aircraft is slated to operate flights from Cairo to Frankfurt by April 22.
CEO of EGYPTAIR Holding Captain Ahmed Adel received the aircraft at the Cairo International Airport in presence of Capt. Ashraf El-Kholy – Chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR Airlines.
VIP dignitaries and guests and local and international media witnessed the 2nd Dreamliner reception.
Captain Adel took a brief tour aboard the new aircraft for a closer look to its specifications and features that will be meeting the expectations of EGYPTAIR customers traveling through its global network.
“We are delighted to welcome the second B787-9 Dreamliner to our fleet. We are making these investments to give our passengers better flying experiences and further demonstrate our dedication to five-star airline service,” Adel added.
The Boeing 787-9 has a range of 7,100 nautical miles fully loaded. The 787-9s will be configured for 309 passengers with 30 in the Business Class and 279 in Economy.
The Business Class cabin on the 787 Dreamliner includes 30 lie-flat Executive Pods with an adjustable pneumatic cushion system that can be extended into a fully flat sleeping position 80 inches in length, according to a statement released by Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry.
New features that enhance the travel experience to include an adjustable pneumatic cushion headrest offers a massage feature, unique for an airline in business class.
The personal entertainment screen with touch handset, at 18 inches, is the largest offered by EGYPTAIR business class. Universal power and USB outlets are available at each seat.
EGYPTAIR’s third Dreamliner is expected to be delivered in June 2019 and will be used to extend the airplane’s operations to several long-range routes in EGYPTAIR network.