Budget carrier Air Cairo has taken the delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft that will be joining Air Cairo’s all Airbus fleet consisting of 7 aircraft. The Airbus is on lease from ICBC Leasing and is equipped with CFM LEAP-1A engines.
The new aircraft will be deployed on Air Cairo’s regional and international network to serve countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
This new delivery also coincides with Air Cairo’s fleet expansion and modernization plans while opening more routes and fostering closer links with countries across continents.
Air Cairo’s A320neo is configured with 186 seats in an all-economy-class cabin with passengers on-board the aircraft benefiting from the widest cabin of any single-aisle aircraft and the latest generation in-flight entertainment system.
The first A320neo aircraft conducted its Maiden flight program in September 2014 and has won over 7,450 orders from over 120 customers worldwide. Key innovations of the A320neo include latest-generation engines, Sharklet large wingtip devices and multiple cabin improvements. Together, the aircraft delivers 20% in fuel savings and CO2 reduction compared to previous generation Airbus aircraft.
By Victor Shalton Odhiambo