By Mohamed Attia
The Ministry of Civil Aviation continues its intensive efforts during the current period to enhance economic returns and maximize revenues in various civil aviation activities.
In the last two months, EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering signed 12 contracts to provide daily maintenance services to airlines of various nationalities at the company’s stations at local and foreign airports, bringing the total number of daily maintenance customers at various stations to 83 clients, including providing daily maintenance services at Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada stations.
Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company Yehia Zakaria confirmed that the company is keen to intensify the activities of subsidiaries and strengthen existing partnerships with customers from Arab and African countries and the Middle East region with the aim of playing a pivotal role in the civil aviation industry on a regional and international scale.
Walid El Khafif, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering, added that the company’s technical staff carried out various maintenance checks for a number of customer aircraft during the month of July.
Al-Khafif explained that various technical services were provided to 11 aircraft during the month of July, on top of which was the implementation of heavy maintenance checks and painting of two aircraft belonging to the Emirati company Sky One of the Airbus A330-600 and Boeing B737 models.
In addition, some maintenance tasks were carried out for two Egyptian Airbus A320 aircraft of the Nile Air Company, and heavy maintenance for two aircraft belonging to the Egyptian International Air Company of the same model.
He pointed out that a heavy maintenance check for the Boeing B777 of the Turkish company Southwind and the painting of the Iraqi Boeing B737 Fly Baghdad company were completed, while some periodic maintenance tasks were carried out for Fly One from Moldova, Airbus A320.
EgyptAir Cargo Company also succeeded in signing a new contract to serve air freight flights for DHL Aviation through EgyptAir cargo complex in Cairo, which is a new success that contributes to strengthening the capacity of the company’s fleet to meet the huge growth in demand for air freight traffic around the world, despite the difficult challenges that the global aviation industry is going through.
The air freight sector is witnessing a remarkable boom during this period through EgyptAir’s keenness to increase its contracts with major companies operating in the field of air freight to achieve the ability to compete in light of the global challenges in the field of air transport industry.
EgyptAir Air Cargo provides its services in the field of air freight to approximately 36 foreign airlines through cargo complexes in Cairo, Burj Al Arab and Luxor, stressing that these new contracts are a result of the distinguished services provided by the company to its customers, and an affirmation of its ability to meet the desires of major international companies in the field of air freight.
Saad Maabed, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EgyptAir Duty Free, and Ahmed El Helou, Chairman and CEO of Fly Egypt, also witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol between EgyptAir Duty Free and Fly Egypt, as part of the company’s efforts to maximize revenue and provide better services to passengers.
Maabed said that this co-operation aims to benefit from the experience of the two companies in the field of sales so that EgyptAir Duty Free is the only supplier of duty free products for sale on the Fly Egypt fleet, adding that the company seeks to maximize economic resources and diversify sources of income in line with the directives of the Ministry of Civil Aviation in expanding all commercial activities and achieving economic growth.
In continuation of EgyptAir’s plan to expand the base of customers and agents of the company from foreign airlines and to provide them with the best and highest quality air services, EgyptAir In-flight Services obtained a high rating in the food safety review from MADINA in favor of Air Canada.
A delegation from Air Canada paid an inspection visit to EgyptAir In-flight Services, during which the contract was evaluated and renewed.