EGYPTAIR

EGYPTAIR

The national carrier of Egypt

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About EGYPTAIR

IATA code

MS

ICAO code

MSR

EgyptAir headquarters

Cairo, Egypt

Main operational airport

Cairo International Airport

Number of destinations covered by EgyptAir

78

Most popular destination

CAI, HBE, RUH, JED

Most popular routes

JED - CAI, RUH - CAI, DMM - CAI, MED - CAI

Year of establishment

1932

Parent company

EgyptAir Holding Company (Government of Egypt)

Popular fleet

Airbus A330-300, Airbus A220-300, Airbus A320neo, Boeing B737-800, Boeing B777-300, Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner, Boeing 737-800 NG

Official website

www.egyptair.com/en/

 EgyptAir contact number

 

EGYPTAIR is not only one of the first Egyptian airlines but also one of the oldest airlines in the world. After joining the Star Alliance network in 2008, the airline has been offering better flight connections and in-flight services. EGYPTAIR is the only member of the Star Alliance network based in North Africa and the Middle East. 

EGYPTAIR always strives to stay competitive through its signature, hospitality, and services. Passengers who make EGYPTAIR bookings get in return exceptional benefits with EGYPTAIR Plus, the airline's frequent flyer programme. EgyptAir online booking is also available on Almosafer.

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Historical Highlights:

  • ​​May 1932: EGYPTAIR was established to be the 7th airline in the world to join IATA.
  • August 1933: EGYPTAIR started commercial operations with the Spartan Cruiser between Cairo and Alexandria.
  • 1935: EGYPTAIR fleet received 12 De Havilland. Also, the Egyptian government took over EGYPTAIR during WWII and changed its name to Misr Airlines.
  • 1946: The airline name changed once again to MisrAir. Moreover, it purchased 10 Beechcraft.
  • 1949: 10 Vickers Vikings were purchased.
  • 1960: "United Arab Airlines” (UAA) was formed as Syrian Airlines merged with MisrAir. Later that year, UAA became the first airline in the Middle East to use Comet 4-c jets.
  • 1968: UAA introduced the Boeing 707-320c, resulting in covering more international routes.
  • 1969: UAA started operating Boeing 707s, as the first airline in the Middle East to hold this privilege.
  • 1971: Syrian Airlines and MisrAir separated, resulting in the new name "EGYPTAIR".
  • July 2002: EGYPTAIR is announced as a Holding Company with 7 subsidiaries.

EGYPTAIR Fleet

EGYPTAIR fleet consists of 24 Airbuses and 41 Boeings.
 

A330-300 SPECS

B737-800 SPECS

B777-300 SPECS

  • 301 total: 36 business class + 265 economy class
  • 2-4-2 (8 abreast)
  • 2-2-2 (6 abreast)
  • 144 total: 24 business class + 120 economy class
  • 3-3 (6 abreast)
  • 2-2 (4 abreast)
  • 346 total: 49 business class + 297 economy class
  • 3-3-3 (9 abreast) – 2-3-2 (7 abreast)
  • 2-3-2 (7 abreast)

B787-9 Dream Liner

A320-NEO

B737-800 NG

  • ​309 Total: 30 Business class + 279 Economy class
  • 3-3-3 (9 abreast)
  • 1-2-1 (4 abreast)
  • ​142 total: 16 Business class + 126 Economy class
  • 3-3 (6 abreast)
  • 2-2 (4 abreast)
  • 154 Total (16 Business- 138 Economy)
  • 3-3 (6 abreast)
  • 2-2 (4 abreast)

A220-300

  • 137 Total: 15 Comfort Class + 122 Economy Class
  • 3-2 (5 abreast)

EGYPTAIR Cargo

EGYPTAIR offers cargo charter flights to 13 countries while ensuring the fastest possible delivery. EGYPTAIR planes are well-equipped to carry all kinds of products, including:

  • Heavy and oversized pieces
  • Oil and gas equipment
  • Living animals
  • Automotive cargo
  • High-value commodities
  • Dangerous goods

Egyptair Recent Recognitions

Year Nomination

Nominations

2021

Nomination as Africa's Leading Airline - Business Class by World Travel Awards

2021

Egyptair ranked 9th for the Best Airlines in Africa by Skytrax

2020

Nomination as Africa's Leading Airline - Economy Class by World Travel Awards

2019

Nomination as Africa's Leading Airline Brand by World Travel Awards

2019

Nomination as Africa's Leading Inflight Magazine by World Travel Awards

(Awards & Recognitions)

EGYPTAIR Codeshare Partners

Since a codeshare agreement is one way to expand services to more destinations, EGYPTAIR has partnered with the below airlines:

(Partners Source)

Travel Updates

 Check out the latest travel, safety and entry requirements for Egypt.

EGYPTAIR services for Economy Class and Business Class

Economy Class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Personal screens
  • Adjustable headrests
  • Footrests
  • Power outlet

Business Class

  • Spacious seats
  • Personal screens
  • Adjustable headrests
  • Folding tables
  • Fully flat seats
  • Adjustable reading lights
  • Class separating board
  • Adjustable footrests
  • Seats lumbar massage

EGYPTAIR Baggage Allowance

  • Carry on baggage (Hand carry bag)

It is a type of luggage that passengers are allowed to carry along in the plane’s cabin. Each airline has specific rules and dimensions. We recommend checking the list of prohibited and accepted items in the carry-on baggage.

  • Checked luggage 

It is also called cargo baggage. Each airline has its own rules for the dimension and free weight allowance. It is not allowed for passengers to keep it in the cabin, yet it is transported in the cargo area of the plane.

  • Infant baggage 

If you will travel with your infant, you may bring the baby’s infant onboard. It is one standard-sized bag (for items an infant may require during the flight).

  • Special baggage

If your baggage has a special shape or weight, it will be special baggage such as Bicycles, golf bags, and large musical instruments

For Domestic Flights

 

Checked Baggage Allowance

Hand Luggage

Number of Pieces

Business Class

1 piece

2 pieces with a maximum weight of 8 kg

Economy Class

1 piece​

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg

International Flights 

 

Checked Baggage Allowance

Hand Luggage

Number of Pieces

Maximum Weight Per Piece

Business Class

2 Pieces

32 kgs kilograms/ 70 lbs

2 pieces with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm

Egyptair plus Platinum Business Class

2 Pieces + 1 extra piece

2 pieces with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm

Egyptair plus Elite Business Class

2 Pieces + 1 extra piece

2 pieces with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm

Egyptair plus Gold Business Class

2 Pieces + 1 extra piece

2 pieces with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm

Star Alliance Gold Business Class

2 Pieces + 1 extra piece

2 pieces with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm

Economy Class

according to fare rules








 

23 kgs kilograms/ 50 lbs

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm ( 55 + 40 + 23 )

Egyptair plus Platinum Economy Class

according to fare rules + 1 extra piece

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm ( 55 + 40 + 23 )

Egyptair plus Elite Economy Class

according to fare rules + 1 extra piece

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm ( 55 + 40 + 23 )

Egyptair plus Gold Economy Class

according to fare rules + 1 extra piece

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm ( 55 + 40 + 23 )

Star Alliance Gold Economy Class

according to fare rules + 1 extra piece

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm ( 55 + 40 + 23 )

Egyptair plus Silver Business Class

2 Pieces​ + a 50% off on the excess baggage fee

32 kgs kilograms/ 70 lbs

2 pieces with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm

Egyptair plus Silver Economy Class

according to fare rules + a 50% off on the excess baggage fee

23 kgs kilograms/ 50 lbs

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg & Maximum dimensions 118 Cm ( 55 + 40 + 23 )

*Maximum Dimensions Per Piece for checked baggage is 158 cm centimeter/ 62 in

Infants baggage allowance policy on international flights 

  • Infants are allowed on all classes (except USA& Canada) to have one piece with a minimum weight 10 kgs kilograms/ 22 lbs and one 1 fold-up collapsible stroller
  • Infants are allowed on all classes (To/from USA & Canada) to have one piece with minimum weight 23 kgs kilograms/ 50 lbs and one 1 fold-up collapsible stroller

Egypt air Frequent miles (Egyptair plus) baggage allowance policy

 

Checked Baggage Allowance

Hand Luggage

Number of Pieces

 

Egyptair plus Platinum Economy Class


1 piece+ 1 extra piece

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg

Egyptair plus Elite Business Class

Egyptair plus Elite Economy Class

Egyptair plus Gold Business Class

2 pieces with a maximum weight of 8 kg

Egyptair plus Gold Economy Class

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg

Egyptair plus Silver Business Class

1 piece + a 50% off on the excess baggage or 1 checked handbag (10kg)

2 pieces with a maximum weight of 8 kg

Egyptair plus Silver Economy Class

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg

Star Alliance baggage allowance policy 

 

Checked Baggage Allowance

Hand Luggage

Number of Pieces

Star Alliance Gold Buisness Class

1 piece + 1 extra piece

1 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg

Star Alliance Gold Economy Class

2 Pieces + 1 extra piece

2 piece with a maximum weight of 8 kg

Notes

  • Maximum Weight Per Piece for business Classes is 32 kgs kilograms/ 70 lbs
  • Maximum Weight Per Piece for economy Classes is 23 kgs kilograms/ 50 lbs
  • Maximum Dimensions for all classes are 158 cm centimeter/ 62 in

Infants baggage allowance policy on Domestic flights 

  • Infants on Domestic Flights are allowed to have one piece with minimum weight 10 kgs kilograms/ 22 lbs and one 1 fold-up collapsible stroller

EGYPTAIR Check-in Information

Passengers with electronic tickets and confirmed reservations can check in online with EGYPTAIR between 48 hours and 90 minutes before departure time.

  • Only passengers with approved cabin baggage can proceed immediately to the boarding gate.
  • Check-in baggage must be presented at EGYPTAIR Baggage drop/ Counter at least one hour before departure time.
  • Boarding gates close 30 minutes before departure time
  • Passengers must complete security checks and boarding at least 45 minutes prior to departure time. 
  • Passengers eligible to enter the lounge must present a printed copy of their boarding pass to the lounge representative.
  • Passengers who booked Codeshare flights must check in with the operating carrier.

Note: Several cities have special requirements regarding online check-in, while some airports don’t allow it. See the full details on EGYPTAIR official website.

FAQs for EGYPTAIR

  • Does EGYPTAIR allow web check-in?

    Yes, EGYPTAIR allows web check-in.

  • Does EGYPTAIR provide online seat selection?

    Yes, EGYPTAIR offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does EGYPTAIR service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by EGYPTAIR is 372.

  • Does Almosafer offer any discounts on EGYPTAIR?

    Enjoy 7% Instant discount on international flights aboard EGYPTAIR using Al Rajhi Bank cards. Code: ARB. Valid till 3 July 2022