Nile Air

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Nile Air
IATA
NP
ICAO
NIA
Callsign
NILEBIRD
Founded 2008
Hubs Cairo International Airport
Secondary hubs Borg El Arab Airport
Focus cities Yanbu Qassim Jeddah
Fleet size 3
Destinations 10
Company slogan Truly yours
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
Key people Ahmed Aly (CEO)
Website http://www.nileair.com/

Nile Air (Arabic:النيل للطيران) is the largest private schedule airline in Egypt operating a fleet of Airbus A320-232.

The airline's head office is located opposite Cairo International Airport's Terminal 1 in Cairo, Egypt.

The airline launched operations in August 2010, initially operating a short term wet lease contract with Libyan Arab Airlines before starting scheduled services from Egypt in March 2011 with the launch of flights to Saudi Arabia.

History[edit]

On 1 November 2009, the airline received its (AOC) by the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority which permits the airline to launch operations.

In January 2011, the airline became the first private Egyptian airline to publish its schedule and flight availability on the Global Distribution System (GDS), reflecting its distribution strategy that targets to sell 75% of bookings through the GDS.

The airline had originally ordered 9 Airbus A321-200 aircraft in 2007, however in 2015 this order was adjusted to 2 Airbus A320-200 aircraft.

Destinations[edit]

As of May 2015, Nile Air serves the following destinations with scheduled services:

 Egypt
 Kuwait
 Saudi Arabia
 Sudan

Other destinations earmarked for future expansion will include Africa, Europe and Middle East.

Fleet[edit]

Nile Air Airbus A320 at Hamburg Airport (December 2013)

The Nile Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (at May 2015):

Nile Air Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders
(Options)
Passengers
(Business/Economy)
Notes
Airbus A320-232 2 0 164 (8/156) Leased from Aercap. Based in Cairo International Airport
Airbus A320-232 1 0 180 (0/180) Leased from ACG. Based in Borg El Arab Airport
Airbus A320-200 0 2 TBA
Total 3 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nile Air Adds Cairo - Hofuf Service from June 2015, Airlineroute.net, 18 May 2015, retrieved 18 May 2015 

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