EgyptAir Express is poised to launch operations following the delivery of the first of six Embraer 170s the airline has on firm order.

Set up by flag-carrier EgyptAir to serve selected regional and domestic routes, EgyptAir Express will operate its E-170s in a 76-seat configuration.

EgyptAir said last year it was setting up the Express division to enable it to offer more frequencies on domestic and regional routes by using smaller aircraft.

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Embraer and EgyptAir are meanwhile considering establishing an authorised service centre for E-Jets in the region, to be run by EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering, according to the Brazilian manufacturer.

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