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2011-06-17 10:45:00

SEATTLE, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) reached a major milestone with EGYPTAIR this week when it delivered the airline's 50th airplane - a Next-Generation 737-800. The 737 is the 17th of 20 ordered by EGYPTAIR between 2005 and 2009. This delivery also marked a 45-year partnership between Boeing and EGYPTAIR. Since receiving its first Boeing airplane - a 707 - in 1968, EGYPTAIR's fleet has expanded to include 17 737s and 11 777s. "Boeing has played a pivotal role in our...

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2011-01-25 08:40:00

Despite a request from Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), officials at a German historical group are refusing to return a 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti to her homeland. The bust was discovered on the banks of the Nile River in 1912 by a German archaeologist by the name of Ludwig Borchardt. It arrived in Germany the following year, and has remained in the European nation ever since, attracting more than a million visitors each year to the Neues Museum in Berlin. SCA head...

2010-12-06 09:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EGYPTAIR, the national carrier of Egypt, has chosen New York-based Global Advertising Strategies ("Global") as agency of record for the airline's new rebranding campaign in North America. In partnership with Global, EGYPTAIR will engage in an extensive marketing outreach designed to position EGYPTAIR as the premier carrier to the Middle East and Africa, as well as to highlight its newly upgraded fleet and sophisticated in-flight experience. A Star...

2010-10-06 15:46:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With reference to the recent media stories regarding the dismissal of Mr. Ibrahim Eissa as editor of the Al-Dostour newspaper, and the alleged role of the Government in this decision as reported by the media, the Government of Egypt categorically denies any involvement in this decision. Those who have made this accusation, including Mr. Eissa, have done so without any evidence whatsoever. Al-Dostour, an independent paper, was recently...

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2010-05-24 05:55:00

Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Sunday that archeologists have discovered 57 ancient Egyptian tombs, most of which contain an ornamental painted wooden sarcophagus with a mummy inside. Twelve of the tombs were found to belong to the 18th dynasty which ruled Egypt during the second millennium B.C. Some of the tombs date as far back as 2750 B.C., according to the council. The finding brings to light the ancient Egyptian religions, the council said. Egypt's archaeology chief,...

2010-03-09 21:47:00

SEATTLE, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EGYPTAIR and leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) took delivery Monday of the first Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777-300ER (Extended Range) commercial jetliner to join EGYPTAIR's fleet. EGYPTAIR operates a fleet of five Boeing 777-200ERs, five 737-500s and 12 737-800s, with another eight 737-800s on order directly from Boeing. The Egyptian flag carrier is leasing the new 777-300ER from GECAS and will take an additional five 777-300ERs on...

2009-08-06 13:48:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and EgyptAir today announced that the airline has converted a previous order for two 777s into an order for an additional eight Next-Generation 737-800s. The order was added last week to Boeing's Orders & Deliveries Web site attributed to an unidentified customer. The airline currently has seven 737-800s in operation and it is taking delivery of an additional five 737-800s this year. The airline currently has five 777s in its...

2008-12-11 09:45:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 -- and the added convenience of nonstop service from the United...

2008-09-18 09:00:22

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today launched a Global Service Delivery Center based in Egypt and signed agreements with the government to create a nanotechnology research center and develop a services science university curriculum. Samuel J. Palmisano, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer, met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to discuss IBM's new initiatives in Egypt focused on scientific research and information technology exports, which are part of the company's increased focus on...

2008-08-24 15:00:20

A report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics said that 99% the government schools use computers to teach students and 97% of schools train students to information technology. The study prepared by Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics in this regard won the first place in the competition of the better statistical work which was organized by the Arab Institute for Training and Research. Major General Abu Bakr el-Gendi, head Central Agency received the...