Egypt Independent

EgyptAir Terminal in New York celebrates first flight on B787-9 Dreamliner



The EgyptAir Terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport celebrated the reception of the B787-9 Dreamliner’s first flight to New York from Cairo International Airport, by distributing gifts to the flight’s passengers of the flight.

EgyptAir began direct flights from Cairo to New York on its B787-9 Dreamliner.

Six B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft recently joined EgyptAir fleet.

The plane’s 309 seats are split into 30 Super Diamond Full-flat Bed in the Business Class, and 279 in the Economy Class. The aircraft has large windows with electronic blackout curtains that allow greater visibility of the aircraft’s perimeter.

Passengers enjoy larger spaces compared to other planes.

Seats can even turn into separated full beds that can be moved in three main positions including take-off and landing, eating and sleeping positions.

EgyptAir contracted Boeing for the purchase of six B787-9 as part of the largest deal in EgyptAir’s history, dubbed the “deal of the century” by aviation experts as it includes the purchase of 45 new aircrafts of the latest worldwide models worth US$6 billion, such as six Boeing Dreamliner 787-9.

The Dreamliner is capable of traveling between 14,800 to 15,700 km non-stop and has 20 percent less fuel consumption than its counterparts in commercial aircraft. The Boeing 787 Dreamliners are powered by Rolls Royce engines to fly over long distances. Its capacity ranges between 210 to 330 passengers.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm