Tag: Cairo

EgyptAir Agrees to Buy Eight Boeing 737NGs

Reading Time: 1 minute Cairo-based EgyptAir has inked a deal to purchase eight new Boeing 737NGs, with first delivery expected in February 2017, according to an EgyptAir statement. The aircraft will be financed by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. “This new agreement, which implies adding new eight Boeing Next-Generation 737s to our fleet, will commemorate the mutual effort gathering both Boeing […]

Egypt And Russia Agree To Resume Gradually Air Flights From October

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia suspended air service with Egypt following the crash of a Russian A321 passenger jet in Sinai. Air flights between Egypt and Russia may be resumed in October already, Egypt’s Al-Masry Al-Youm said on Sunday referring to high-ranking officials at the Egyptian civil aviation authority. “The parties have agreed to resume step by step the […]

EgyptAir Cancels Flight To Bangkok After False Bomb Scare

Reading Time: 1 minute Egypt Air canceled a Wednesday morning flight from Cairo to Bangkok after a three hour delay to takeoff. The takeoff was delayed while the airline searched the aircraft and passengers after receiving a report saying a bomb had been planted on board. An EgyptAir statement published on Wednesday said the flight was held while security […]

UPDATE: Hijacked Egypt Air Flight MS181 Lands in Cyprus

Reading Time: 2 minutes The alleged hijacker of an EgyptAir plane has been arrested after hours of negotiations, according to Cypriot police, and has emerged from the grounded plane with his hands up. The man – said to be in an “unstable psychological state” and believed by authorities to be Egyptian – had held a number of hostages but […]

Moscow and Cairo Agree To Resume Flights As Soon As Possible

Reading Time: 1 minute Direct flights between Russia and Egypt are about to resume, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. They will start shortly in accordance with air safety, said Lavrov after meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. According to Lavrov, Cairo responded positively to Russia’s recommendations for airport and flight security. “We have agreed that measures […]