EgyptAir to lease 2 B787-9 from AerCap; deliveries to start from 2021
EgyptAir, which currently has 6 B787-9, signed a new deal recently to lease two additional planes from AerCap.
October 06, 2020: EgyptAir, which currently has 6 B787-9, signed a new deal recently to lease two additional planes from AerCap. The 7th B787 is expected to be delivered in 2021 and the last one by 2022.
The news was posted by Zakaria Gamal Abdel Nasser, pilot with EgyptAir on his LinkedIn page.
The B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft has 309 seats divided into 279 seats in the economy class, and 30 super diamond seats, which can turn into full-flat beds.
In July, EgyptAir has revealed on its LinkedIn page that it will receive 7 A321neos by 2022. It has received 8th and the final A320neo aircraft this year.
On the other hand, EgyptAir will resume direct flights to Kigali (one flight per week) and Johannesburg (two flights per week) from October 8; and to Entebbe (one flight per week) on October 9.