EgyptAir chairman and CEO Hussein Massoud stated the carrier's operations are back to normal but stated the decision to move the IATA AGM from Cairo to Singapore was the right one and based on IATA's full understanding of the situation (Arabian Aerospace, 05-Jun-2011). “We are confident that Egypt is a very attractive and safe destination and transferring the meeting to another venue does not mean that Egypt is out of the IATA scope for a future event”, he said. Mr Massoud also stated the airline continues to accept deliveries of new aircraft and also plans to launch new routes where traffic has been positive. Erbil and Baghdad will be operated in the coming weeks followed by Abha later this month. EgyptAir will also operate daily between Alexandria and both Dubai and Jeddah from 20-Jun-2011. Since the Egyptian revolution the airline has received two new B777-300ERs and will receive three A330-300s and two B737-800s by the end of this year.
EgyptAir: “We are very happy to once again be in a position to offer EgyptAir customers the full range of flights and services which they had grown accustomed to. We look forward to welcoming them back. EgyptAir has shown confidence in its capabilities and ability to positively respond to such situation. We have diligently invested the unplanned readjustment of the schedule to enhance the efficiency of the network either by reallocating and adding new frequencies to some destinations...We are confident that Egypt is stepping towards a better future and everyone in the country is working hard to make tomorrow a better day. From our side, EgyptAir will benefit a lot from the democratic atmosphere as investment and tourism will prosper and traffic trends to and from Egypt will increase," Hussein Massoud, Chairman and CEO. Source: Arabian Aerospace, 05-Jun-2011.