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​PICTURE: Airbus delivers first Egyptair A220

Egyptair has received its first Airbus A220 from the programme's assembly line in Mirabel near Montreal.

Airbus says that Egyptair has ordered 12 A220-300s and will start operating the aircraft on routes from its Cairo hub in the coming days.

Egyptair has configured the aircraft with 15 premium-economy and 125 standard economy seats.

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Noting the airline's role as the first A220 operator in the Middle East and North Africa, Egyptair chief executive Ahmed Adel states that the twinjet is an "integral" part of the carrier's business development strategy Horizon 2025 and fleet optimization plan.

Cirium fleet data shows that Egyptair's in-service passenger fleet includes four A320s, eight A330s, 29 Boeing 737-800s, six 777-300ERs, six 787-9s, and eight Embraer 170LRs.

In storage are one A320, three A321s, an A330-200, three 777-200ERs, and one E170LR.

Beyond the A220s, the airline has ordered 15 CFM International Leap-powered A320neos and an A330-300.

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