Boeing, AerCap name EGYPTAIR as newest 787 Dreamliner operator

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and AerCap announced at the 2017 Dubai Airshow that EGYPTAIR will lease six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, the company said.

EGYPTAIR, the national flag of Egypt, is leasing the airplanes from Dublin-based AerCap, the world´s largest 787 customer with more than 115 787s owned or on order.

EGYPTAIR´s selection of the Dreamliner builds on its long-term partnership with Boeing, which dates back to 1966 with the airline´s order for three 707s. Today, the carrier´s fleet includes a mix of Boeing 777s and 737s.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane in history. Boeing has delivered more than 600 787s entering service in 2011, flying more than 200 million people on more than 610 unique routes, saving over 19 billion pounds of fuel.

EGYPTAIR operates passenger and freight services to more than 75 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA.

AerCap is a global provider of aircraft leasing and aviation finance with nearly 1,100 owned and managed aircraft.