EgyptAir is has received the first Airbus A321neo for the African continent, following delivery of its latest twinjet at the airframer’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant.

The airline is introducing the variant with a two-class configuration comprising 16 business-class and 166 economy-class seats.

Airbus has identified the airframe as SU-GFR, with MSN11164, which is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines.

The airframer states that the jet is leased from Irish firm AerCap.

EgyptAir is already an operator of the A320neo variant. Airbus lists it as having eight, as well as a pair of earlier A320s.

Airbus’s backlog figures show only two directly-ordered A321neos from an African operator – both attributed to Nile Air, also of Egypt.

EgyptAir flew the A321neo from the delivery centre to its Cairo hub using a 34% blend of sustainable aviation fuel.

EgyptAir A321neo MSN11164-c-Airbus

Source: Airbus

EgyptAir’s twinjet has Leap-1A engines