Egyptair Express

EgyptAir Express was a regional airline based in Cairo, Egypt. A wholly owned subsidiary of the state-owned EgyptAir, established in 2006 to offer passengers increased frequencies on domestic and regional routes through the use of smaller aircraft.[2] The airline had been a member of Star Alliance, through the membership of its parent company, EgyptAir, since July 2008. On 4 November 2019, it was merged with its parent EgyptAir as part of a restructuring plan.[3][4]

EgyptAir Express
Egypt Air Express Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
MS MSE EGYPTAIR EXPRESS
Founded2006
Ceased operations4 November 2019
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
Key peopleHelmi Rizq (Chairman)[1]
Websiteegyptair.com

HistoryEdit

EgyptAir Express was created in May 2006 and launched operations on 1 June 2007.[5]

In January 2018, it was announced that the airline would open a base at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport for its incoming fleet of Airbus A220-300s, this would increase the amount of destinations served by the airline at the airport with the possibility of operating to cities in Italy, Germany, Morocco and India non-stop.[6]

As of 4 November 2019, as part of Aviation Minister Air Marshal Younes Hamed's restructuring plan, EgyptAir Express has been completely merged with EgyptAir, its parent company.[7][8] It continued to operate the Embraer E170 which was gradually being sold at a rate of 1 per month, being replaced by the Airbus A220 operated by EgyptAir mainline. It ceased operations in June 2020 after selling the last Embraer E170 [9] [10]

Corporate affairsEdit

The key trends for EgyptAir Express are shown below (as at year ending 30 June). Figures for the years ending 30 June 2011 and 2012 (*) were delayed because of disruption caused by the Egyptian Revolution in early 2011, and the figures themselves reflect the disruption that occurred.[11]

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Turnover (E£m) 334 525 706 636 628 796 801 841 958 1,414
Profits (E£m) 4 15 7 −18 −101 7 0.7 2 77 −120
Number of passengers (m) 0.9 1.1 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1
Passenger load factor (%) 81 76 77 75 72 79 77 83 79 82
Number of aircraft (at year end) 6 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12
Number of routes (at year end) 11 14 20 25 20 22 24 20 20 20
Notes/sources [12] [12] [13] [14](*) (*) [15] [16] [17] [18] [19]

DestinationsEdit

EgyptAir Express served the following destinations as of October 2019:[citation needed]

Country City Airport Notes
Cyprus Larnaca Larnaca International Airport
Egypt Abu Simbel Abu Simbel Airport
Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport Base
Assiut Assiut Airport
Aswan Aswan International Airport
Cairo Cairo International Airport Base
Hurghada Hurghada International Airport
Luxor Luxor International Airport
Marsa Alam Marsa Alam International Airport
Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El Sheikh International Airport
Sohag Sohag International Airport
Greece Athens Athens International Airport
Hungary Budapest Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport
Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport Seasonal
Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport Seasonal
Riyadh King Khalid International Airport Seasonal

Historical FleetEdit

 
A Retired EgyptAir Express Embraer 170LR

As of November 2019, prior to the merger into its parent, the EgyptAir Express fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[20]

Aircraft Introduced Retired Notes
Embraer 170LR 2007 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines Part 2 (C-L)". Flight International: 31–80. 7 April 2009.
  2. ^ "EgyptAir Express Annual Report 2008-09" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  3. ^ "EgyptAir Restructuring and merger with EgyptAir Express and EgyptAir Cargo". Al Mal news. 11 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Egyptair Express merged with EgyptAir Airlines".
  5. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 76.
  6. ^ "Egyptair Express eyes Sharm el-Sheikh base with CS300s".
  7. ^ "EgyptAir Restructuring and merger with EgyptAir Express and EgyptAir Cargo". Al Mal news. 11 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Egyptair Express merged with EgyptAir Airlines".
  9. ^ "EgyptAir to take last A220 delivery by June 2020".
  10. ^ "EgyptAir to replace E170 with A220 operated by EgyptAir Airlines".
  11. ^ "EgyptAir Express aims for full recovery by next April". Air Transport World. Retrieved 9 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ a b "EgyptAir Express Annual Report 2009" (PDF). Egyptair. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "EgyptAir Annual Report 2010". Egyptair. Retrieved 9 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "EgyptAir Annual Report 2011". Egyptair. Retrieved 17 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "EgyptAir Express Annual Report 2012/13". Egyptair. Retrieved 21 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "EgyptAir Express Annual Report 2013/14". Egyptair. Retrieved 27 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "EgyptAir Annual Report 2014/15". Egyptair. Retrieved 27 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "EgyptAir Annual Report 2015/16" (PDF). Egyptair. Retrieved 27 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "EgyptAir Annual Report 2016/17" (PDF). Egyptair. Retrieved 27 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "PICTURE: Airbus delivers first Egyptair A220". Flightglobal. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to EgyptAir Express at Wikimedia Commons