EgyptAir Holding has expressed its plans to replace its EgyptAir Express unit’s fleet of twelve EMB-170s with CSeries aircraft.
According to unnamed sources the carrier is considering the addition of twelve CS300s to the fleet on the place of the Embraer jets. There is no clear information whether the new aircraft will be acquired directly from Bombardier or via a third-party lessor.
The Egyptian airline planes major fleet restructuring and plans to dis pose of the twelve Embraer Regional Jets during 2018/19. EgyptAir Holding is envisaging the withdrawal of a total of twenty-five aircraft from service over the course of next year.
The fleet renewal also features replacemnt of the older Airbus aircraft. Four A321-200s are to be disposed of in 2018, while four A320-200s are to be sold off in 2018/19. Another seven A330s will go out of service during 2019, three of which – of the type A330-200s will be converted to freighters and will continue servicing EgyptAir Cargo fleet.