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Cairo Aviation is an airline based in Cairo, Egypt. It started operations in November 1998 and operates charter flights mainly to the Middle East. Its main base is Cairo International Airport.[1]

Cairo Aviation
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FoundedNovember 1998; 20 years ago (November 1998)
HubsCairo International Airport
Fleet size3
Destinationsmainly Egypt and Europe
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
Key peopleIbrahim Kamel (President), Emad Sallam (VP-CEO)



A Cairo Aviation Tupolev Tu-204 landing at Vnukovo International Airport, Moscow, Russia in 2009.

Cairo Aviation is a charter company operating Tuplolev Tu-204-120 passenger aircraft and Tu-204-120C all-cargo aircraft on a dry lease basis from Sirocco Aerospace International.

Beside domestic routes in Egypt, the company mainly operates on international routes to various destinations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Furthermore, Cairo Aviation operates scheduled flights for the national carrier Egypt Air on many occasions.

Being a sister company to Sirocco Aerospace international, Cairo Aviation was a test vehicle for the Tu-204-120 aircraft when it first entered service. Sirocco was testing many aspects of projected- versus actual operating costs; dispatch reliability; noise and emissions levels; and component wear and tear among many other things. Satisfied with the results, Sirocco began aggressive sales and marketing efforts for its aircraft.


As of July 2017, Cairo Aviation operates the following scheduled routes:[2]

Saudi Arabia


Current fleetEdit

The Cairo Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2018:[3][4]

Cairo Aviation fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Tupolev Tu-204-120 2 210
Irkut MC-21-300 6[5][6][7] TBA
Cargo Fleet[3]
Tupolev Tu-204-120C 2
1 Stored
Total 5 6

Former FleetEdit

The airline operated 1 further Tupolev Tu-204-120 (at August 2017).[8]


  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 15 April 2008. p. 38.
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  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2018 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2018): 13.
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  6. ^ Cairo Aviation aircraft
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  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 13.

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