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United Airlines, EGYPTAIR Announce Codeshare Agreement 

Chicago: United Airlines and EGYPTAIR have signed an agreement to offer codeshare flights, which would expand the international destinations and enhance the frequent flyer benefits offered to customers of both carriers. Beginning in summer 2009, United will place its code on EGYPTAIR flights linking New York Kennedy and London Heathrow with Cairo.

"Our relationship with EGYPTAIR &endash; and the added convenience of nonstop service from the United States and United Kingdom to Egypt &endash; will offer customers more choice to this vibrant part of the world," said Glenn F. Tilton, United's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We are pleased to deepen our relationship with this key Star Alliance partner for the benefit of United and EGYPTAIR customers."

EGYPTAIR will place its code on United flights linking New York Kennedy with Los Angeles and San Francisco, and on flights linking London Heathrow with Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington Dulles. "We are excited to link United's expansive network with our trans-Atlantic service," says Captain Tawfik Assy, chairman and chief executive officer of EGYPTAIR Holding Company. "These additional options give our customers more ways to reach regions across the United States. With the inauguration of Terminal 3 at Cairo Airport early next year, Star Alliance carriers will execute the move under one roof concept in one of the most modern airports in the region."


EGYPTAIR is the world-renowned national airline of the Egypt, based in the cosmopolitan city of Cairo. In more than 76 years, EGYPTAIR has experienced extraordinary growth, taken the lead to be the first airline in the Middle East and Africa and the seventh in the world to join IATA and become a treasured brand. Throughout its 76 years of service and, as a result of continuous investments, EGYPTAIR has successfully extended its network over the years to reach more than 1,624 weekly departures to 69 cities in 44 countries carrying more than 7.5 million passengers in 2007/2008 with an increase of 20% comparing to same period of last year. Currently EGYPTAIR has one of the most modern fleets with an average age of eight years which consists of 51 aircrafts and targeting to reach 75 aircrafts in 2013.

In 2004, EGYPTAIR demonstrated the scale of its commitment to the highest standards of safety by being the first IOSA certified airline in the Middle East and Africa. EGYPTAIR is a member of Star Alliance since July 2008.

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