Air Arabia Egypt

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Air Arabia Egypt
Air Arabia Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
E5 RBG ARABIA EGYPT
Founded 9 September 2009
Operating bases Borg El Arab Airport
Fleet size 2
Destinations 7
Parent company Air Arabia (100%)
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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] Travco is Egypt's largest tourism company. by 2017 Travco withdraw its investments and now the company is running as full Egyptian company headquarters address Head Office and administration departments addresss 56Kamal eldin salah - semouha/Alexandria-Egypt (ps. old king mariot office is no longer valid)

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) previously 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]

As of January 2018, the airline flies to the following destinations:

City Country Airport Notes
Alexandria Egypt Borg El Arab Airport Hub
Amman Jordan Queen Alia International Airport
Assiut Egypt Assiut Airport
Dammam Saudi Arabia King Fahd International Airport
Hurghada Egypt Hurghada International Airport Seasonal
Jeddah Saudi Arabia King Abdulaziz International Airport
Kuwait City Kuwait Kuwait International Airport
Luxor Egypt Luxor International Airport Begins 10 December 2018[4]
Milan Italy Orio al Serio International Airport
Riyadh Saudi Arabia King Khalid International Airport
Sharm El Sheikh Egypt Sharm El Sheikh International Airport Seasonal
Sohag Egypt Sohag International Airport

Fleet[edit]

The Air Arabia Egypt fleet consists of the following aircraft as of November 2017:[5]

Air Arabia Egypt Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 2 174
Total 2

The airline's fleet will center around the Airbus A320 (as operated by Air Arabia).[6] The airline will initially operate with 4 leased aircraft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed Business Information Limited. "Third Air Arabia carrier to be based in Egypt". Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Contact Info Archived 2012-10-20 at the Wayback Machine.." Air Arabia. Retrieved on 21 June 2010. "Air Arabia (Egypt) Air Arabia (Egypt) Head Quarters 56Kamal Eldin salah st. Smouha/Alexandria, Egypt" - Arabic Archived 2013-09-18 at the Wayback Machine.: "العربية للطيران مصر المركز الرئيسي للعربية للطيران مصر 56ش كمال الدين صلاح/سموحه الاسكندريه"
  3. ^ "Air Arabia announced Air Arabia Egypt". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
  4. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280936/air-arabia-egypt-increases-kuwait-flights-from-dec-2018/
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 13. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  6. ^ Reed Business Information Limited. "Third Air Arabia carrier to be based in Egypt". Retrieved 14 August 2015.

new address for airarabia-Egypt head office - the king mariot address is no longer valid since 2013 Head Office and administration departments address moved to 56Kamal eldin salah - semouha/Alexandria-Egypt ش كمال الدين صلاح - سموحه/الاسكندريه امام التأمين الصحي

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