Lotus Air

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Lotus Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1997
Commenced operations 1998
Ceased operations 2011
Hubs Cairo,
Sharm el-Sheikh,
Fleet size 4
Company slogan The Spirit of Egypt
Parent company Al Fawares Holding
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
Key people Adnan Al-Falah (GM)
Website http://www.lotus-air.com/

Lotus Air was an airline based in Cairo, Egypt. It was a privately owned charter airline flying mainly to Europe. Its main base was Cairo International Airport, with hubs at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Hurghada International Airport and Luxor International Airport.[1]


Lotus Air was one of the first private airlines in the Middle East and North Africa region. The airline was established in 1997 by Al-Fawares Holding Company and commenced operations in 1998.

The main business centred on charter operations, ad-hoc flights, ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) operations, damp leases, technical services, ground handling and crew training.

The airline was the first in Egypt to receive EASA standards maintenance certification and IOSA certification (IATA Operational Safety Audit).


The Lotus Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft (at June 2010):

Lotus Air Fleet
Aircraft In
Orders Passengers
Airbus A320 3 0 180 3

As of January 2011, the average age of the Lotus Air fleet was 12.7 years ([1]).


  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 107. 

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