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Air Arabia Egypt (Arabic: العربية للطيران مصر‎) is a low-cost carrier based in Egypt.[1] The airline is a subsidiary of Air Arabia. The head office is in King Mariout in Alexandria.[2]

Air Arabia Egypt
IATA ICAO Callsign
E5 RBG ARABIA EGYPT
FoundedSeptember 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)
Operating basesBorg El Arab Airport
Frequent-flyer programAir Rewards
Fleet size2
Destinations11
Company sloganWhere Next
Parent companyAir Arabia (100%)
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
Key peopleGamal ElMasarawy
Websitewww.airarabia.com
Air Arabia Egypt taxiing to its gate in Zurich-Kloten

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.

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HistoryEdit

 
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Air Arabia Egypt is an Alexandria-based Air Arabia Group company. The airline offers low-cost travel solutions to a number of destinations across the region. The company focuses on booking online through www.airarabia.com, which provides a quick and easy navigation and booking process. Air Arabia Egypt also provides booking facilities through call centers, travel agents, appointed GSA’s and sales shops.

OperationsEdit

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.

DestinationsEdit

FleetEdit

The Air Arabia Egypt fleet consists of the following aircraft as of May 2019:[3]

Air Arabia Egypt Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 2 162
Total 2

The airline's fleet will center around the Airbus A320 (as operated by Air Arabia).[4] The airline operates with only 2 leased aircraft.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2018 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2018): 13.
  4. ^ 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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