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FORMED IN 1997 BY A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN TRAVEL AGENTS. STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1998. OPERATES INCLUSIVE TOUR CHARTERS. REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
20 ZAKARIA KHALIL STREET
CAIRO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SHERATON HELIOPOLIS, CAIRO, EGYPT
EGYPT (ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT): POPULATION: 72 MILLION. ESTABLISHED IN 1922. EGYPT'S HUGE AND GROWING POPULATION, IS AMONG THE BEST-EDUCATED - AND WORST EMPLOYED - IN THE ARAB WORLD. IN THE LAST 50 YEARS, SINCE NATIONALISTS OUSTED A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY, AND THE LAST VESTIGES OF BRITISH CONTROL, EGYPT HAS BEEN DEMOCRATIC, BUT AUTHORITARIAN. COVERS AN AREA OF 1,001,449 SQ KM, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS CAIRO, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC.
APRIL 1997: ESTABLISHED BY DR IBRAHIM KAMEL'S KATO GROUP IN CONJUNCTION WITH A CONSORTIUM OF EGYPTIAN TRAVEL AGENTS TO OPERATE INCLUSIVE TOURS WITHIN EGYPT AND TO EUROPE AND AFRICA.
NOVEMBER 1999: EGYPTAIR (EGP) BUYS 25% OF AIR CAIRO (AOX).
MARCH 2000: POSSIBILITY OF EGYPTAIR (EGP) PROVIDING 4 737-500'S, AND LATER A318'S.
February 2003: EgyptAir (EGP) acquired 100% of Air Cairo (AOX) and its Tupolev fleet and operations were transferred to a new company Cairo Aviation (CAR). (AOX) is now repositioned as a new low-cost (EGP) subsidiary , offering both domestic and international charter services.
October 2003: 1 A321, Egyptair (EGP) wet-leased.
March 2006: 4 orders A320-200's.
April 2006: A320-231 (SU-GCL), ex-Shorouk Air (SHO) - see photo.
May 2006: Employees = 65.
October 2006: Air Cairo (AOX) takes delivery of its first directly purchased airplane A320 (F-WWIJ) with a revised tail design - see photo. The airline plans to operate the airplane on charter routes to Europe and within the Middle East.
November 2006: A320-214 (2937, SU-BPU), delivery - see photo.
A320-214 (2966, SU-BPV), delivery.
October 2007: A320-214 (3282, SU-BPW), delivery.
December 2007: A320-214 (3323, SU-BPX), delivery.
January 2011: Air Cairo (AOX) operates inclusive tour flights to Egypt from Europe, Africa, & Asia.
Employees = 198.
(ICAO) Code: MSC.
Parent organization/shareholders: Egyptair (EGP) (60%); Bank Misr (20%); & National Bank of Egypt (20%).
Main base: Cairo International airport (CAI).
May 2015: Air Cairo ((IATA) Code: SM, based at Cairo International) (AOX) is looking to acquire eight A320neo twinjets as part of plans to operate a fleet of twenty airplanes by 2020 (AOX)'s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Yasser El Ramly, has said.
In an interview with the "Gulf News" at the ongoing Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, El Ramly said the new airplanes would allow his airline to cope with rising numbers in Egypt's tourism sector. “Our future plan is to serve the Middle East area. We would like to have flights from Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada to Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuwait, and Dubai International,” he said. “Maybe next winter 2015 - 2016.”
In a bid to enhance the airline's competitiveness, El Ramly said Air Cairo (AOX) is in the process of transitioning from a charter operator into a Low Cost Carrier (LCC). (AOX) is majority owned by EgyptAir ((IATA) Code: MS, based at Cairo International) (EGP) with 60% while the National Bank of Egypt and Banque Misr each hold a 20% interest.
Founded in 2003, Air Cairo (AOX) operates a fleet of seven A320-200s on flights to sixteen destinations in Denmark, Georgia, Jordan, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
(AOX) currently operates 7 airplanes and serves 11 countries, 16 destinations, 17 routes and 4 daily flights.
May 2016: Air Cairo (SM, based at Cairo International) (AOX) is looking to acquire eight A320neo twinjets as part of plans to operate a fleet of 20 aircraft by 2020 (AOX)'s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Yasser El Ramly, has said. "Our future plan is to serve the Middle East area."
In an interview with the "Gulf News" at the ongoing Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, El Ramly said the new aircraft would allow (AOX) to cope with rising numbers in Egypt's tourism sector.
July 2016: Air Cairo (AOX) will shortly begin wet-leasing Embraer E170s from fellow EgyptAir (EGP) subsidiary, EgyptAir Express (MSE, based at Cairo International).
(AOX) Currently operates 7 airplanes, to 26 destinations on 37 routes and 29 daily flights.