EgyptAir is expanding its service to North America, planning service to Washington, D.C. beginning this summer. According to RoutesOnline and reported by sources within EgyptAir to AirlineGeeks, EgyptAir will launch the service on June 3 on a three-times-weekly basis. Currently, EgyptAir serves two North American cities, New York and Toronto, from its main hub in Cairo and serves as the only non-stop link between the North American continent and the North African country.
The airline is planning on launching the service using its yet-to-be-delivered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, set to complement the airline’s existing Boeing fleet. The Dreamliner will join EgyptAir’s current flagship long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER, and provide upgrades from the older aircraft that include a modernized business class cabin and upgraded in-flight entertainment through the airplane.
Once all six Dreamliners are delivered, the airline will have 14 long-haul Boeing aircraft in its fleet, including the Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The additions will make the airline a predominantly Boeing airline in its long-haul fleet, as EgyptAir does operate both variants of the Airbus A330.
Though while Washington will be one of the first U.S. destinations to receive the Dreamliner, it won’t be the only one. EgyptAir has told AirlineGeeks that New York, which currently sees daily service on the Boeing 777-300ER, will first see the Dreamliner. New York has been the recipient of numerous new Dreamliner aircraft recently, including Royal Air Maroc’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner this past January. Toronto is scheduled to receive the aircraft in October…