Air Cairo expands fleet with Airbus A320neo and Embraer E190 aircraft

Render of an Air Cairo Airbus A320neo in flight.
Image Credit: Air Cairo
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LONDON – Egypt’s low-costairline Air Cairo has recently expanded its fleet with the arrival of 3 Airbus A320neo aircraft and three Embraer E190s.

The airline’s total fleet now stands at 24 aircraft, with the airline expecting the fleet number to reach 30 units by March 2023.

Within the framework of Air Cairo’s plan to expand its domestic and international networks, it took delivery of three Embraer E190 aircraft in December 2022, and has just received its 17th Airbus A320neo.

The current fleet breakdown is: 17 Airbus 320 aircraft, 4 ATR-72-600s and 3 Embraer E190s.

CIAF Leasing, based in Cairo, recently received three Embraer E190-E2 aircraft during a ceremony at Embraer’s headquarters in Brazil in December 2022.

Render of an Air Cairo Embraer E190
Image Credit: Air Cairo

Air Cairo network and recent routes

Air Cairo currently flies to more than 40 cities around the world, in addition to operating the largest domestic flight network of up to 300 domestic flights per month to and from local tourist destinations.

As well as its scheduled services, the airline also caters for one-day trips as well as organised charter flights from Europe to Egypt on behalf of tour operators.

The Egyptian low-cost carrier recently re-established services to Budapest, with a weekly service commencing in December 2022. This route will be lifted to a twice-weekly service in March 2023.

On 2 November 2022, Sphinx International Airport in the city of Giza, received the first Air Cairo flights from Sharm El-Sheikh as part of the company’s plan to operate internal flights between Sphinx Airport and each of Sharm El-Sheikh, Luxor and Aswan airports at a rate of 12 flights per week.

Air Cairo will also commence a weekly Cairo-Catania-Luxor service starting from 27 March 2023, and a twice weekly Sharm el Sheikh-Catania service starting from 20 March 2023.

It is understood that the airlines Embraer E190 fleet will operate the local routes.

About Air Cairo

Air Cairo is a low-cost airline based in Cairo, Egypt. The airline is part owned by Egyptair. Air Cairo operates scheduled flights to the Middle East and Europe and also operates charter flights to Egypt from Europe on behalf of tour operators.

Its base is Cairo International Airport, Sharm El Sheikh International Airport and Hurghada International Airport with the company head office in the Sheraton Heliopolis Zone.

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