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EgyptAir receives A330-300 plane from Airbus

30 Aug 2010

(MENAFN) EgyptAir, the country’s flagship carrier, announced that it has received its first A330-300 aircraft from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, AP reported.

The new craft joins EgyptAir�s existing Airbus fleet of 17 A320 family aircraft, seven A330-200s and three A340-200s, the Cairo-based carrier said in a statement.

The new A330-300 will be the first EgyptAir aircraft to feature onboard communications technology, enabling passengers to benefit from in flight mobile phone services and WI-FI internet access.

In the Middle East region, Airbus has sold around 1000 aircraft and has a backlog of over 500. More than 500 Airbus aircraft are flying with 48 Mena operators, representing around 40 percent of the fleet in service in the region.

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