EGYPTAIR takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

The first African operator of the A321neo

EGYPTAIR has taken delivery of its first A321neo from Airbus’ Delivery Centre in Hamburg.

The delivery flight from Hamburg to EGYPTAIR’s base in Cairo was powered by 34 percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blend.

EGYPTAIR’s A321neos have a two-class configuration:

  • 16 Business Class in a 2 x 2 layout
  • 166 Economy Class in a 3 x 3 layout

The airline plans to use the new aircraft on routes to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

EGYPTAIR is the first African operator of the A321neo. It was also the first operator of the A220-300 and A320neo in the Middle East and Africa.

The aircraft is on lease from long time partner AerCap and is powered by CFM engines.

Airbus A321neo

The A321neo is the largest member of Airbus’s A320 Family. It is 15 ~ 20% more fuel efficient than the previous generation of narrow-body aircraft. Its noise footprint and NOx emissions are 75% smaller and 50% lower respectively as well.

These improvements in fuel efficiency will help EGYPTAIR to benefit from enhanced efficiency and be able to deliver on its commitment to sustainability, whilst reducing operating costs.

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EGYPTAIR and Airbus aircraft

EGYPTAIR already has a number of aircraft from Airbus: 12 A220s, 8 A320neos, 2 A320ceos 4 A330-200, 4 A330-300.


EGYPTAIR is the flag carrier of Egypt. Based in Cairo it connects Egypt with Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and The Americas. It is a member of Star Alliance.

Routes: Over 80 destinations in more than 50 countries, including:

Johannesburg, Jeddah, London LHR, Beijing, New York JFK, Toronto

Fleet: More than 60 aircraft, including narrow and wide bodies from both Airbus and Boeing:

  • 12 Airbus A220
  • 10 Airbus A320 (neo and ceo)
  • 1 Airbus A321 neo
  • 8 Airbus A330
  • 29 Boeing 737-800
  • 6 Boeing 777-300ER
  • 6 Boeing 787-9

Alliance: Star

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