CAIRO: EgyptAir will buy eight Boeing 737-800 planes to increase its fleet of this family to 28, announced Egyptian Minister of Aviation Hossam Kamal Sunday.
The Egyptian company will sign the contract with BOC Aviation in the coming few days, the Minister added.
“The government is interested in increasing and modernizing its national fleet and improving the service for the customers to maintain the level of competition of international companies, “he said, noting that the government has planned to upgrade its fleet by 2025.
Kamal stated that Egypt would receive the first patch of the airplanes in mid-2016, clarifying that the newly eight planes will replace other eight Airbus A320-200 aircrafts.
EgyptAir has a total of 20 B737-800 aircrafts; it bought eight B737-family airplanes in 2006 and another batch of 12 airplanes in 2009.