Egyptian start-up Midwest Airlines is expanding operations with the acquisition of Airbus A320s and planning to launch scheduled operations.

Privately owned Midwest launched operations in June with two ex-Air Afrique Airbus A310-300s. Based in Cairo, the airline operates charters between Egyptian tourist destinations and Europe. The airline has ordered two CFM International CFM56-powered A320s for delivery in the second and third quarters of 2002 and has options on two more. The 150-seat A320s will replace A310s which will move to scheduled services.

Source: Flight International