Air Cairo

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Air Cairo
Air Cairo logo.jpg
IATA
SM
ICAO
MSC
Callsign
Air Cairo
Founded 2003
Hubs Cairo International Airport
Fleet size 4
Parent company EgyptAir
Kato Group
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
Key people Ahmed El-Helow (CEO)
Website flyaircairo.com
Air Cairo Airbus A320, Bergamo, 2011

Air Cairo is a low fare airline based in Cairo, Egypt.[1] The airline is the low fare subsidiary of EgyptAir which operates scheduled flights to the middle east, and inclusive tour flights to Egypt from Europe, Africa and Asia.

Its main base is Cairo International Airport with the company head office in the Sheraton Heliopolis Zone.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established by Dr Ibrahim Kamel's Kato Group, in conjunction with a consortium of Egyptian travel agents. It started operations in 1997. In 2003 EgyptAir acquired 40% (later increased to 60%) of the airline and the existing Tupolev fleet and operations were transferred to a new company, Cairo Aviation. Air Cairo was then re-positioned as a new charter airline and EgyptAir subsidiary operating domestic and international charter services.[2]

Recently, the company is re-modeling towards the low fare model which is planned to be the strongest low fare airline in Egypt. On 1 June 2012 Air Cairo launched its first ever scheduled flight from Borg El Arab Airport Alexandria to Kuwait International Airport, Queen Alia International Airport, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Tripoli International Airport, Sabha Airport, Misrata Airport, Air Cairo launched its scheduled flights from Hurghada International Airport to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport

Ownership[edit]

The airline is owned by:

Fleet[edit]

As of February 2014, the Air Cairo fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 6.9 years:

Air Cairo Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Airbus A320-214 4 4 177 To Be Delivered in 2014
Total 4 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us." Air Cairo. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. pp. 53–54. 

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