MP under fire after calling EgyptAir attendants ‘fat’ and ‘old’

Monday, 25 December 2017

The union of Egyptian flight attendants has angrily responded to criticism by a lawmaker who described national carrier Egypt Air flight attendants as “over weight” and “old” The union accused MP Galila Othman of discrimination adding that her time would be put to better use if she stops “offending working people” and instead help them deal with their concerns. Osman requested this week that the civil aviation minister face questions in parliament regarding ...

Egypt Air, Wataniya sign major deals at Dubai Air Show

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Bombardier said on Tuesday that Egypt Air had signed a letter of intent to purchase 24 CS300 jets from the Canadian company.Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President Fred Cromer announced the agreement at a news conference at the Dubai Airshow.Meanwhile, Airbus said on Tuesday it had signed a preliminary agreement to sell 25 A320neo aircraft to Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft supplier to Wataniya Airways of Kuwait.The memorandum of understanding, worth $2.7 billion at list prices, ...

Egyptian plane lands safely in Medina after smoke alert

Friday, 4 August 2017

An Egyptian plane landed safely, shortly after taking off from Medina Airport in Saudi Arabia because of smoke reported in the pilot cabin. The General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a press statement that the air control unit at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Airport in Medina received a report at 12: 18 noon on Friday from the pilot of Egypt Air flight No. 640 departing to Cairo. The message stated that there was smoke inside the cabin, forcing the commander to request a return to Medina ...

Cairo: Committee to support the needs of 300,000 Egyptians in Qatar

Thursday, 15 June 2017

A crisis committee was formed by the Egyptian government from 5 ministries to follow up on the circumstances of Egyptians residing in Qatar and resolve their problems after the boycott decision. The committee announced that the actual number of Egyptians in Qatar is 300,000, who work in various fields and that it is ready to solve any issues that they may face, reported Al Arabiya. The first meeting of the committee was headed by Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali in the presence of the ...

PHOTOS: The Egyptian female pilot flying the Boeing 777

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Magda Malek is the first Egyptian female pilot to drive the jet airliner Boeing 777-333, which is the biggest among Egypt Air’s fleet. She had driven the jet to journeys to Egypt and the US and she has 3,400 hours of flying experience. This is a record number for a woman who works in this difficult field, which is usually dominated by male pilots. Malek told that she loved flying since her childhood, as her father was pilot Malek Adli, the former head of the Egyptian ...

Egypt Air flight detours after bird gashes front glass

Friday, 17 February 2017

An Egypt Air flight from Aswan to Cairo was forced to return to its boarding point on Friday after a bird hit and smashed the Embraer E170 jet gashing its front glass.According to a company official, the plane had to return to Aswan to be replaced by another that especially flew from Cairo.All passengers were booked at a hotel near Aswan awaiting the arrival of the replacement plane.  

TNT traces on EgyptAir plane debris split investigators

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Investigators from France’s institute for criminal research found traces of the explosive material TNT last week in Cairo on debris from an EgyptAir plane that crashed in May, triggering a dispute between French and Egyptian authorities, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Friday. The origin of these traces remains unclear and Egyptian judicial authorities did not allow French investigators to examine the debris in detail, Le Figaro said, citing a source close to the investigation. ...

Egypt’s MB announce plans to mark anniversary of 2011 revolt

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Marches will be organized on Jan. 20 as Mursi supporters plan to protest in prominent areas of Egyptian cities

Egypt unveils initiatives to revive tourism sector

Monday, 9 September 2013

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism is taking steps to promote the tourism sector both domestically and internationally, said Mahmoud Shukri of the ministry’s tourism promotion office. The ministry has partnered with Ministry of Civil Aviation affiliates such as Egypt Air, Egypt Express and Smart Air to offer special discounts to stimulate domestic tourism, he said. The number of tourists traveling to Egypt has dropped dramatically this year, with just one million tourists visiting the ...

Saudi Arabia and France agree on giving Egypt’s roadmap a ‘chance’

Monday, 19 August 2013

Saudi Arabia and France have agreed on giving Egypt’s roadmap a “chance,” Al Arabiya reported the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Saudi al-Faisal as saying Sunday. “We have agreed on giving the roadmap in Egypt a chance to fulfill security and early elections,” al-Faisal said after meeting with France’s President Francois Hollande. After ousting Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Muri on July 3, the country’s army chief General Abdel Fattah ...

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