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FlyEgypt is an Egyptian low-cost and charter airline headquartered in Cairo.[1]

FlyEgypt
FlyEgypt logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
FT FEG Sky Egypt
Founded2014
Commenced operationsFebruary 12, 2015 (2015-02-12)
Operating bases
Fleet size7
Destinations10 (scheduled)
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
Key peopleIhab El Tahtawi CEO
Employees600
Websitewww.fly.eg

HistoryEdit

The airline was founded in 2014 as a single class charter operator[2] and started operations on 12 February 2015 with a flight between Cairo and Jeddah. On 11 July 2015 it started a weekly seasonal service between Zürich and Marsa Alam.[1][3]

On 5 November 2018, it was reported that the German aviation authority banned FlyEgypt - together with Air Cairo - from operating into Germany, where it flew on behalf of German tour operators, due to stricter catering regulations imposed on Egyptian carriers flying to Sharm El Sheikh. [4] Shortly after, major European tour operators Thomas Cook Group and TUI Group announced they would no longer maintain contracts with these airlines for the same reason.[5] However, the airline resolved the issue in a few days. FlyEgypt was granted approval to resume services to Germany on 23 December and continues to be in compliance with the new German regulations. [6]

DestinationsEdit

FleetEdit

As of August 2019, the FlyEgypt fleet consists of the following aircraft:[9][10]

FlyEgypt Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-700 2 148
Boeing 737-800 5 189
Boeing 737 MAX 8 2[11] 189
Total 7 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FlyEgypt". Airliner World: 15. September 2015.
  2. ^ "FlyEgypt". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  3. ^ "FlyEgypt arrives in Zurich". World Airline News. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  4. ^ airliners.de - "Two Egypt carriers banned from landing in Germany" 5 December 2018
  5. ^ ch-aviation.com - TUI Group, Thomas Cook drop use of FlyEgypt, Air Cairo 11 December 2018
  6. ^ THE TRAVEL - Egyptian Carriers Allowed To Land In Germany Again 7 January 2019
  7. ^ flyegypt.today - Flight retrieved 6 December 2018
  8. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283704/flyegypt-adds-domestic-routes-in-s19/
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 13.
  10. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/75012-flyegypt-adds-first-b737-700
  11. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/75683-flyegypt-to-add-b737-max-start-domestic-ops-in-2q19

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