EgyptAir has replaced its order for two Boeing 777-300ERs with an order for eight additional Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft to focus on regional growth and increased international connectivity through Cairo International airport.
The change appeared on Boeing's orders and deliveries Web site last week and was attributed to an unidentified buyer.
Of the swap, EgyptAir chairman Capt. Tawfik Assy says in a statement: "We are pursuing a fleet plan that allows us to expand our regional markets and offer those passengers extensive international routing options."
The flag carrier's latest order is on top of an order for 12 -800s, of which it has taken delivery of seven aircraft and will receive five more this year.
Cairo-based EgyptAir ordered the two -300ERs last year as part of a twin-aisle fleet upgrade for its long-haul service.