Air Arabia Egypt

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Air Arabia Egypt
IATA
E5
ICAO
RBG
Callsign
ARABIA EGYPT
Founded 9 September 2009
Operating bases Borg El Arab Airport (until 2013 when El Nouzha reopens)[1]
Fleet size 3 (+1 orders)
Destinations 7
Parent company Air Arabia (40%)
Travco Group (50%)
Headquarters Alexandria, Egypt
Website www.airarabia.com
Air Arabia Egypt taxiing to its gate in Zurich-Kloten

Air Arabia Egypt (Arabic: العربية للطيران مصر‎) is a low-cost carrier based in Egypt.[2] The airline is a joint venture between the Egyptian travel and tourism company, Travco Group, and Air Arabia.

The head office is in King Mariout in Alexandria.[3]

The airline secured it operating license from the Egyptian authorities on the 22 May 2010 and began commercial operations on 1 June 2010. The airline is based at Alexandria's Borg El Arab Airport.

History[edit]

Air Arabia announced at a press conference on 9 September 2009 that they will be setting up a new airline to be based in Egypt with Travco Group to boost tourism in Egypt and to expand the Air Arabia network.[4] Travco is Egypt's largest tourism company.

Operations[edit]

Travco Group will be the majority owner with a 50% stake in the airline, Air Arabia with 40% and an independent Egyptian investor will hold the remaining 10%.

The airline will have an initial capital of $20 million, increasing to $50 million over the next three years.

A joint board has been set up with all 3 stakeholder represented. Key business decisions will be made by the board, but Air Arabia are responsible for the day-to-day running of the company in addition to maintenance, engineering, catering and handling.

Travco (which owns 146 hotels, resorts and cruise ships and handles more than 1.3 million tourists annually) will provide the airline with access to its network of tour operators, help with marketing and assist with government relations.

During the Arab Air Carriers Organization conference in October 2009, Air Arabia CEO Adel Ali indicated that the new airline would operate from Alexandria and a Red Sea station (either Sharm el-Sheikh or Hurghada) as well as Cairo. "Egypt has different needs," he says, in contrast to the single bases established by Air Arabia in Sharjah and Morocco.

Destinations[edit]

The airline intends on serving destinations in Africa, Europe and Middle East from various cities in Egypt to help contribute to the country's tourism.

As of June 2013, the airline flies to the following destinations:

 Egypt

 Italy

 Jordan

 Kuwait

 Lebanon

 Saudi Arabia

 Sudan


 Pakistan

Fleet[edit]

The airline's fleet will center around the Airbus A320 (as operated by Air Arabia).[5] The airline will initially operate with 4 leased aircraft.

The Air Arabia Egypt fleet consists of the following aircraft (at of June 2013):

Air Arabia Egypt Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Airbus A320-214 3 1 162 Average fleet age of 1 year

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexandria to be base
  2. ^ Air Arabia to set up new Egyptian low-cost airline
  3. ^ "Contact Info." Air Arabia. Retrieved on 21 June 2010. "Air Arabia (Egypt) Air Arabia (Egypt) Head Quarters King Marriot P.O. Box 34 Alexandria, Egypt" - Arabic: "العربية للطيران مصر المركز الرئيسي للعربية للطيران مصر كينغ ماريوت، ص. ب. 34 الاسكندرية، مصر"
  4. ^ Air Arabia announced Air Arabia Egypt
  5. ^ Air Arabia Egypt information

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