Air Arabia Egypt

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Air Arabia Egypt
Air Arabia Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
E5 RBG ARABIA EGYPT[1]
FoundedSeptember 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer programAir Rewards
Fleet size6
Destinations26
Parent companyAir Arabia (100%)
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
Key peopleEmad Salem

Air Arabia Egypt (Arabic: العربية للطيران مصر) is a low-cost carrier based in Egypt.[2] The airline is a subsidiary of Air Arabia. The head office is in Heliopolis Cairo, Egypt.[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 Egypt is an Alexandria-based Air Arabia Group company. The airline offers low-cost travel to a number of destinations across the region. The company focuses on booking online. Air Arabia Egypt also provides booking facilities through call centers, travel agents, appointed GSA's and sales shops.

Operations[edit]

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 December 2019, the airline flies to the following destinations:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Egypt Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport Hub
Assiut Assiut Airport
Cairo Cairo International Airport [4]
Luxor Luxor International Airport
Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El Sheikh International Airport
Sohag Sohag International Airport
Italy Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport [5]
Naples Naples International Airport
Jordan Amman Queen Alia International Airport
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport
Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport [6]
Saudi Arabia Dammam King Fahd International Airport
Gassim Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz International Airport [4]
Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport
Riyadh King Khalid International Airport
Tabuk Tabuk Regional Airport [4]
Ta'if Taif International Airport [4]
Yanbu Yanbu Airport [4]

Fleet[edit]

The Air Arabia Egypt fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2021:[7]

Air Arabia Egypt fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 6 174
Total 6

The airline's fleet will center around the Airbus A320 (as operated by Air Arabia).[2] The airline currently operates six aircraft leased from Air Arabia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contractions" (PDF). faa.gov. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  2. ^ a b Reed Business Information Limited. "Third Air Arabia carrier to be based in Egypt". Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  3. ^ "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"
  4. ^ a b c d e Liu, Jim (12 November 2019). "Air Arabia Egypt expands Saudi Arabia network in Nov 2019". routesonline.com.
  5. ^ Liu, Jim (2 February 2018). "Air Arabia Egypt adds new Milan route from May 2018". routesonline.com.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (16 July 2018). "Air Arabia Egypt expands Sharm el Sheikh network in 3Q18". routesonline.com.
  7. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 13.