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Air Leisure to revive Airbus A340-200s in Egypt

by Matt Falcus
By Paul Spijkers [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Paul Spijkers [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

A new leisure carrier in Egypt, named (suitably) Air Leisure, is planning to lease a number of the retired Airbus A340-200s from EgyptAir (although one recently returned to flying for the national carrier).

The wide-body type is the original model of A340 and is now pretty rare, with Aerolineas Argentinas retiring theirs, and a sole example still flying sporadically in Venezuela.

Air Leisure plans to use the aircraft on flights from regional airports such as Aswan, Hurghada and Luxor to destinations in the Far East.

At present Air Leisure operates a single McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft. No date has been set for the launch of A340 flights yet.

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5 comments

Greg October 27, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Source?

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Matt Falcus October 28, 2014 - 12:45 pm Reply
Doug October 30, 2014 - 3:51 am

Royal Jordanian is still flying A340-200s.

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adam December 7, 2014 - 12:27 am

@Doug…According to libhomerasad none of the 4 A342 of RJ have flown in over a weeknow .

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Michael H January 20, 2015 - 1:38 pm

According to Chinese media, Air Leisure plans to start service from Aswan to Chengdu (CTU), China and from Cairo to Chengdu from Feb. 17. The frequency would be once per week. Their configuration on A340 is 224 Economy, 24 Prem Econ and 12 Biz.

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