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  1. 1. EgyptAir Benedict Gombocz
  2. 2. Background • Flag carrier airline of Egypt. • Based at Cairo International Airport (its hub) and operates scheduled passenger and freight services to over seventy-five destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. • With an extensive network of domestic services centered on Cairo, it is working to recover gainful operations after the 2011 revolution. • Member of Star Alliance; joined on 11 July 2008. • Its logo is Horus, the sky deity in ancient Egyptian mythology; this logo was chosen due to its ancient imagery as “winged god of the sun”, and is normally portrayed as a falcon or a man with a falcon head. • Egyptair Plus is its frequent flyer program.
  3. 3. Hubs and focus cities • Hubs:  Cairo International Airport • Focus cities:  Borg El Arab Airport  Hurghada International Airport  Luxor International Airport  Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport
  4. 4. Corporate Affairs: Ownership and structure • EgyptAir is a state-owned airline; the Government of Egypt owns 100% of it. • The EgyptAir Holding Company was founded in 2002 with seven other corporations; two additional corporation were later added. • There are three carriers which operate under the same AOC, but are run independently with their own profit and loss accounts:  EgyptAir Airlines, the main airline company  EgyptAir Cargo, a dedicated cargo airline (founded in 2002)  EgyptAir Express, the domestic and regional airline (started in June 2007) • Other corporations within EgyptAir Holding Company are:  EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering, initially an in-house operation, but now also conducts third party commerce; EASA Part 145 and FAA Certified  EgyptAir Ground Services, offering services to more than 75% of the airlines flying to Egypt  EgyptAir In-flight Services  EgyptAir Tourism & Duty Free Shops  EgyptAir Medical Services  EgyptAir Supplementary Industries Company (founded in 2006)
  5. 5. Corporate affairs: Subsidiaries and associates • EgyptAir has stakes in these companies:  Air Cairo (60%)  Smart Aviation Company (13.33%)  Air Sinai (100%)  Egypt Aero Management Service (50%)  LSG Sky Chefs Catering Egypt (70%)  Civil Aviation Finance and Operating Leases – “CIAF-Leasing” (Ownership % TBD)
  6. 6. Head Office • EgyptAir has its headquarters at the EgyptAir Administrative Complex on the property of Cairo International Airport.
  7. 7. Destinations • EgyptAir, as of June 2013, serves eighty-one destinations: twelve in Egypt, nineteen in Africa, twenty in the Middle East, seven in Asia, twenty-one in Europe, and two in the Americas.
  8. 8. Alliances • The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance voted in favor of accepting EgyptAir as a future member in October 2007; this made EgyptAir the first airline from an Arab country and the second African airline (after South African Airways) to join the airline alliance. • EgyptAir became the twenty-first member of Star Alliance in a ceremony held at Cairo International Airport on 11 July 2008, nine months after it began the joining process.
  9. 9. Codeshare Agreements • Apart from subsidiaries and franchises, EgyptAir, as of December 2013, has codeshare agreements with these airlines and some fellow Star Alliance members (marked with *):  Aegean Airlines*  Air Canada*  Air China*  Air India  Austrian Airlines*  Brussels Airlines*  Ethiopian Airlines*  Gulf Air  Lufthansa*  Scandinavian Airlines*  Singapore Airlines*  South African Airways*  Swiss International Air Lines*  TAP Portugal*  Thai Airways International*  Tunis Air  Turkish Airlines*  United Airlines*  Yemenia
  10. 10. Recent Developments • In June 1995, EgyptAir became the thirty-seventh customer of the Airbus A330/340 when it ordered three Airbus A340s, scheduled to be delivered in December 1996. • In late 1996, the first 260-seat aircraft joined the fleet, operating along a -300 version that was on contract from Gulf Air. • The airline also acquired three 308-seat Boeing 777-200s for US$400 million in 1995. • These GE-90 powered aircraft, together with the A340-200s, were ordered to replace the Airbus A300B4 and Boeing 767-200 fleet. • The carrier put in a purchase for seven Airbus A330-200 aircraft in June 2003 to replace the Airbus A300-600R fleet, set for delivery in June 2004, and terminated a purchase for two Airbus A340-600s. • EgyptAir signed a US$150 million deal with Rolls-Royce in June 2003 for the provision of Trent 700 engines to test these seven A330s. • EgyptAir’s commercial ties to Boeing began in 1968 when a Boeing 707 was delivered. • In August 2005, six Boeing 737-800s were purchased; deliveries began in September 2006, and the delivery span was three years. • On contract from GECAs, EgyptAir delivered its first 346-seat Boeing 777-300ER in March 2010. • The airframer delivered the airline’s fiftieth Boeing aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, in June 2011.
  11. 11. Employee Affairs • In mid-2012, a group of flight attendants started requesting the right to wear hijabs as part of their work uniform. • The airline granted their request; in November 2012, flight attendants began wearing hijabs.
  12. 12. EgyptAir 777-300ER model
  13. 13. EgyptAir A330-200 model in Star Alliance livery
  14. 14. The End • YouTube links:  Flight instructions EgyptAir (arab):  Egyptair Virtual Commercial 2013: