Egyptair is the flag carrier of Egypt and the airline is based at Cairo International Airport. Egyptair operates scheduled passenger services to more than 80 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since 2008, Egyptair has been a member of Star Alliance.
Egyptair operates a frequent flyer program called Egyptair Plus to reward regular travellers with Egyptair. There are four tiers of membership: Blue Card, Silver Card, Golden Card, Platinum Card. Egyptair as a Star Alliance member guarantees that you can earn and redeem miles on some Star Alliance Airline Partner. Every time you travel with Egpytair on international and domestic routes and Star Alliance Airline Partners, you will earn miles.
Egyptair has codeshare agreements with Aegean Airlines, Air China, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Thai Airways International and Turkish Airlines. Egyptair flies to many destinations worldwide including Cairo, London, Sohag, Abu Simbel, Juba, Entebbe, Dar Es-salaam, Lusaka, Barcelona, Madrid, Casablanca, Manchester, Paris, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, Sofia, Athens and Istanbul. The airline's logo is Horus, the sky deity in ancient Egyptian methodology. Egyptair's fleet consists of A320-232, A321-231, A330-243, A330-300, A340-212, B737-500, B777-300 and B777-200.
Recently Egyptair has launched a campaign supporting local travel for passengers in Egypt, in which the airline encourages egyptians to book holidays inside the country, instead of going abroad. The purpose of the campaign is to promote local tourism and help develop the country's tourism economic muscle not only by immigrants but also local egyptians. Egyptair charman Safwat Mesallam stated local tour operators are willing to offer four day holidays at competitive prices that include flights with the airline all across Egypt.
Egyptair was on the waiting list for approval to be a member of Star Alliance, and in 2007 the Chief Executive Board of the alliance voted to accept the Egypt based airline as a future member, being the first member airline from an arab country, and the second African one (just after South African Airways). The ceremony took place at Cairo International Airport on July 2008, when the carrier became the twenty first member of Star Alliance. This alliance meant an opening for Egyptair, as they could be able to connect more passengers from Europe to the Middle East, Southeast Asia and even the Far East.
For passengers in first or business class, Egyptair allows passengers 2 pieces of baggage with a maximum weight of 32 kgs and maximum dimensions of 158 cm with 2 pieces of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 8kg. For passengers in economy class, Egyptair entitles its passengers to 2 pieces of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23 kgs and 1 piece of hand luggage with maximum weight of 8kg. These are four international routes with Egyptair.
In March 2017, Egyptair announced that the flotation of the Egyptian pound augmented air carrier EgyptAir's already significant losses to more than LE15 billion. However, Egyptair was able to add nine new airplanes to its fleet. EgyptAir has 31,600 employees working on 62 airplanes, which is higher than international rates. In April 2017, EgyptAir announced it will receive a third Boeing 737 to jon the company's fleet at beginning of May. This addition will be the 22nd model of the same type in the fleet. The B737/800 NGs is almost six years old and is considered one of the best-selling in the Boeing 737 family as it has several advantages, including low fuel consumption and ability to fly for up to six hours nonstop. EgyptAir has received its first Boeing 737-800 aircraft in December 2016. Safwat Mesallam, chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company, said the plan of upgrading the EgyptAir fleet is targeting a total of 105 aircrafts by the end of 2020 and 156 aircrafts by the end of 2025.
8th March 2017
EyptaAir to increase services to Morocco
June 2017, EgyptAir will increase services to Morocco, with additional 2 weekly frequencies for Cairo – Casablanca route. This will take effect from 3rd June 2017, overall frequency will increase from 7 to 9 weekly.